By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Wednesday vowed that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu will suffer worse defeat than his mentor, Governor Abiola Ajimobi come March 9 elections.
Engineer Makinde in a statement issued from his campaign organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade made available to newsmen in Ibadan also promised to revisit the cases of workers who were arbitrarily sacked in the state without proper recourse to civil service rules and legality
The PDP governorship candidate in the statement declared that it is now glaring that ” everyone with voters card in Oyo state “will turn out to vote out a man who has promised to continue Ajimobi’s forgettable legacy of public humiliation of pensioners, detention of workers who were fighting for their rights and unguided public utterances among other malfeasances.”
He stressed that it was unfortunate that Governor Ajimobi could still be boasting that in spite of losing the Oyo South Senatorial election, he will still install Chief Bayo Adelabu as governor to succeed him.
Engineer Makinde maintained that if the governor would learn any lesson, it was his attempt to play God that made him lose the senatorial election even as a sitting governor .
According to Engineer Makinde, the people of Oyo state, “know that what the APC wants to do on March 9 is to rig the election, intimidate the people and discourage them from coming out to vote, ‘but the plan will fail because we are a step ahead of them and I enjoin everyone to go and cast your vote to send them away”.
On his promise to revisit the cases of workers who were arbitrarily sacked in the state without proper recourse to civil service rules and legality, Engineer Makinde said in doing this, Engineer Makinde said in doing this, a committee will be set up on his assumption of office to look into the serial cases of miscarriage of justice and reprieve will come the way of the long suffering workers.
Stressing that he has no choice because it is the right thing to do and that he has received a deluge of complaints from those who are genuinely aggrieved, the PDP governorship candidate lamented that there was no basis for a democratically elected administration to refuse to obey a court ruling that orders reinstatement of a worker who has been wrongfully sacked.