By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Oyo State on Tuesday asked the state’s Governor-elect, Engineer Seyi Makinde, to stop chasing shadows and prepare for the art of governance which will start on May 29, 2019 after the completion of the unprecedented second term in office of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
APC in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde maintained that it expected Engineer Makinde “to be brainstorming and focus on how to further raise the bar of governance and deliver on his electoral promises instead of raising unfounded, malicious and mischievous allegations of emptying the Oyo State treasury by his spokesperson”.
According to APC Publicity Secretary ,the mandate of Governor Ajimobi will not lapse until 12 midnight on May 28, 2019 and he is expected to perform his responsibilities as the governor of the state accordingly.
Dr Olatunde added that Engineer Makinde ” should wait for his turn to govern the state at which time, he is at liberty to scrutinise the finances of the state.”adding that the party would have ignored the rantings of the spokesperson of Engineer Makinde but for the sake of the general public who will be misled with the inflammatory and alarmist remarks, saying that opposition should be based on facts and issues and not mudslinging and character assassination for which the spokesperson of the Governor Elect has a track record.
Stressing that ” the vituperations credited to Engineer Makinde clearly show that the incoming team lacks a good grasp of core governance issues especially a simple one as the commencement and expiration of an administration” Dr Olatunde advised the incoming PDP Governor to devote more time to focusing on learning the art of Governance for which he is obviously ill equipped judging by his current focal point.
He pointed out that APC was surprised that the governor-elect, did not deem it fit to visit the Sogoye Area of Ibadan, the venue of the collapsed building at the weekend, noting that if such an incident occurred before the elections, he would have been one of the early callers to the site, saying, this was a demonstration of the true nature of the party and its candidate, emphasizing that it was a pointer to things to come in the state wondering if the romance between the people and Engr. Makinde has suddenly ended