By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Tuesday faulted the claim by Governor Abiola Ajimobi that his government always obeys the rule of law .
Engineer Makinde who was responding to a statement credited to Governor Ajimobi during a chat with newsmen after observing this year’s Eid El Kabir prayers in Ibadan
said the Governor Ajimobi led government “is known for serially disobeying court rulings”
The PDP governorship aspirant in a statement issued by the Seyi Makinde organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, wondered that if “Oyo state is not Animal Farm” as put by the governor, “the demolition of the Music House is a good example of a kingdom where some animals are more privileged than the others.”
“Governor Ajimobi government is known to serially disobey court rulings even on critical issues that do not favour him . The Oyo state High court ruling of last week to stop the demolition of Fresh FM building as the latest example.”
Engineer Makinde lamented that instead of apologising and showing remorse the governor has engaged “in a voyage of arrogance and propaganda. ” saying the Governor Ajimobi’s press freedom credentials have always been suspect since his refusal to adopt the Freedom of Speech bill in the state even when majority of the states in the federation did
However, The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo state Engineer Seyi Makinde has expressed shock at the death of the State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers ( NURTW), Alhaji Taofeeq Oyerinde which occurred on Tuesday.
Engineer Makinde in a statement issued by the Seyi Makinde organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, Makinde declared that politics should not be used as a yardstick to determine when to rejoice or commiserate with one another , as salvaging Oyo state from the current situation is beyond politics
The PDP governorship aspirant while stressing that the late NURTW Chairman left his mark on the sand of time and prayed for his repose said ” NURTW, if properly deployed has a big role to play in the economic development of the state particularly in the area of Internally Generated Revenue( IGR) of the state.
Commiserating with the family of the late Oyo state NURTW Chairman, Engineer Makinde promised that his administration will partner the Association to achieve the dreams of the new administration in Oyo state