By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate in Oyo State in the 2019 general elections, Engineer Hakeem Oyedele on Sunday declared that Governor Seyi Makinde,cannot deliver Nigeria or Oyo state for the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in 2023
Engineer Oyedele in his May Day celebration message to the Nigerian workers, particularly in Oyo state, on the 2021 workers day said even, PDP cannot rule Oyo state beyond May 2023.
According to the AD Chieftain in the statement by his head of media, Omotayo Iyanda, the said statement credited to Governor Makinde on the taken over of power by his political party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023, was a wrong estimation
He maintained that it was unfortunate that Governor Makinde that never moved closer to what late Gov Ajimobi achieved while he was the governor of Oyo State could be thinking of matching the late Senator Ajimobi in all areas, even with all the flaws that manifested during his reign.
” It is improper for a governor with a monumental dismal performance to be boasting that he would deliver the entire Nigeria for his party, PDP in 2023.This is a governor whose party under his watch has been in disarray and in crisis of trust and confidence due to betrayal and self centredness exhibited by the governor himself and his Omi-Tuntun group co-travellers”, he said.
The AD Chieftain added, “all of us witnessed what happened, how Gov Makinde has selfishly manipulated the just conducted Oyo State local government election primaries of his party where a lot of people who didn’t obtain the party’s nomination forms eventually became candidates to bear the flag of the party at the polls.”
Emphasizing that during his tenure, the late Governor Ajimobi was firmly in control of both the government and his political party, All Progressives Congress (APC), “unlike what we’re now experiencing under Governor Seyi Makinde who does not display the astuteness expected of a governor of Oyo State, hence the loose brigandage being exhibited without any control by hoodlums”.
“Talk of internal security within Oyo State per se, Governor Makinde has failed as the state has recorded unprecedented incidence of security challenges such as assaults, killings, rapes, clashes kidnappings in less than two years of his rule.Disasters as fire outbreaks, for instance, the Akesan Market at Oyo in the start of his administration and the latest fire incident at Araromi Spare Parts Market, Gate, Ibadan, have been a recurrent decimal of the Mákindé regime.
” Food security is nothing to write home about as prices of staple foods as gari and lafun keep rising by the day as if they were imported from the western countries or its production affected by the dollar exchange rate, price of a Congo (1kg) of gari is now between N600-N700 and this regime is not taking any outstanding effort to reverse the situation.”
He stressed, ” till now, the government of Engineer Makinde has shamelessly not done anything to redeem the promise of exporting the Oyo State maize to Botswana.Roads across all local governments in the state have become almost impassable, and rather than fixing these roads, our governor has embarked on rehabilitation and reconstruction of roads that could still be managed for sometime.
“Also, he (Makinde) has been sinking money in rebuilding Oyo liaison office in Abuja which will not add any value to the citizenry of the state.Structures in our public schools have become inhabitable for human beings, while other educational facilities have collapsed, just to mention a few.With all these signs of failure all around the Makinde administration, only God knows where his confidence to take over the rein of power at the national level is coming from, which fake and unrealistic?
“Is dismal performance of APC at the national level a justification to return us to PDP that mismanaged this country for 16 years, and worse still, to a PDP to be run by the likes of Engineer Makinde.
“It’s better Engineer Seyi Makinde realises now that he’s not the kind of material the south west will push forward as vice president in 2023 or to represent the revered eminent people of the region.”