By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday warned a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Engineerr Seyi Makinde to stop his media attacks against Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
APC while handling down the warning in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by its Oyo State Publicity Secretary, Comrade Olawale Sadare asked Engineer Makinde to forget his ambition to be governor any time soon “as no amount of media attacks against Governor Abiola Ajimobi would make the voters to choose him as his successor in 2019”.
The party emphasized that ” never again would the good people of the Pacesetter State, particularly the electorate, allow a repeat of 2003 when a rebuilding process that had successfully begun by late Alhaji Lamidi Adesina was allowed to be truncated by a group of impostors who should have no business in government.
“We are not unmindful of the fact the likes of Mr. Makinde would always believe that the best way to get to the Agodi Government House in 2019 was to downplay the monumental achievements of the present APC administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi who has undoubtedly change the face of governance in the state.”it said.
APC added ” to set the record straight, there is no money to be mismanaged in Oyo State of today because the financial responsibility of government is larger than the resources available.
“To set the record straight, the truth remains that the shoe which Sen. Ajimobi would leave behind in May 2019 after completing his two terms in office would be too large for anyone who does not rank among the best that we have in the army of gubernatorial aspirants available to the APC at the moment. This had informed the submission of many political pundits who are of the opinion that the 2019 governorship poll will be fought and won within the APC. “
APC in the state said “having lost the golden chance to acquire the ideal political and public administration tutelage from the right source due to over-ambition, the sponsor of a faction of the decimated PDP in the state is not, in anyway, qualified to seek a mandate that is far bigger than his capability. Mr. Makinde should have been informed by his handlers that the best way to start was not blind criticisms of a performing government.
“Apart from a deep pocket which he has not been able to improve since the sacking of the corrupt and inept Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2015, Makinde cannot convince the world that he possesses the wherewithal to build on the solid foundation being laid for Oyo State by the enigmatic Sen. Ajimobi and this is the bane of his ambition to contest and win any election. “
The party however maintained that “we acknowledge the fact that Mr. Makinde could still contribute his quota to the nation and the best way to do this is for him to partner resource persons within and outside the state in the areas of human capital development, entrepreneurship and floating of a non-governmental organization which will cater for the less-privileged in the society.”