*says you can’t derail Gov Makinde
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) on Saturday cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State to stop its “frivolous and unfounded allegations against Governor Seyi Makinde.
PDP in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by its Oyo State Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji asked APC in the state to be a vibrant opposition party and not a body of comedians.
Apparently reacting to a statement credited to the APC Professionals , (APC-P) accusing Governor Makinde of allegedly squandering Oyo State government funds on his 2023 Vice Presidential ambition, Engineer Olatunji described the APC-P as an association of “clowns with no basic knowledge of issues they attempted dabbling into”.
“We expect vibrancy from Oyo APC so that we as the ruling party can continue to do better in our resolve and commitment to the state but instead, the opposition party is daily giving us comedy and absolutely unserious disposition to its role outside government,”it said
PDP specifically berated “Oyo APC and all its splinter groups desperate for media popularity against making frivolous and unfounded allegations against the Governor Makinde led government just to be in the news”, adding, ” the era of false propaganda was long gone and the people of the state already know APC for what it is”.
In the statement, the party reaffirmed the “unwavering commitment of Governor Makinde to the welfare, development and growth of Oyo state”, adding, ” Oyo state will never again return to the slave and slave master era of APC in the state”.
According to PDP, while describing the allegation of having nothing to show after over a year in office by the APC-P was ‘very amusing and laughable” asked the APC Professionals ” to take a day tour of the town and see the improved quality of life in the state’.
“Oyo state chapter of APC has further shown the world that its failure is not limited to when it was in government but also when it was rejected and relegated into the background with the sole responsibility of playing one of the opposition parties in the state’.
It stressed, “we are particularly disturbed because as a political party and the largest in Africa, we understand the concept of democracy and the role of opposition but our deepest disappointment is borne out of the fact that Oyo APC has reduced itself to mere association of clowns with the way and manner it is daily conducting itself.
“As a corporate man, governor Makinde is an exceptional achiever that’s completely not in the realm or contemporary of anyone currently in Oyo state APC, and as a governor, Makinde’s one year has recorded more success in term of improved quality of life than APC’s entire 8yrs put together.”