Makinde  Only Governor In Nigeria  Criticizing  Tinubu Over Fuel Subsidy  Removal  –  Oyo APC .

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*Says his lamentation over economic hardship shameful, hypocritical

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) today, alerted that Governor Seyi Makinde remains the only Governor in Nigeria constantly criticized President Bola Tinubu over the removal of fuel subsidy.

The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Wale Sadare asked Gov Makinde to stop blaming President Tinubu as witnessed when  while addressing protesting labour unions in Ibadan during which he lamented against economic hardship occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government 

Oyo APC while describing Gov Makinde’s action as “shameful and hypocritical”, alleged that “Gov. Makinde has grown more wings on his penchant for misleading the public and sacrificing others for his ineptitude in government”. 

“Gov. Makinde holds the record of the only governor, in Nigeria, who constantly blames the sitting President for his own failure to add value in his state. Out of the 36 governors, the Oyo state helmsman was the only one who criticized President Bola Tinubu over the removal of fuel subsidy when he stated that the decision was untimely and not well thought out”, it said 

Oyo APC added, ” This was what he did to former President Muhammadu Buhari between 2019 and 2023 as he distanced himself from Aso Villa on account of ego and thereby denied the Pacesetter state a lot of opportunities for four years”.

” Makinde attempted to take advantage of the labour protest on Tuesday to heap all the blame of the bad economy in the country on the federal government forgetting that governors like him were more culpable for the extent which quality of life has degenerated”. 

The party maintained ” Why blame President Tinubu for stopping wasteful spending on fuel subsidy when the decision has been enabling you to collect improved allocations in the last nine months although without much to show for it?

APC stressed further that ” Oyo state government has received over N207billion in allocations from Abuja since May last year and this excludes the billions of naira accrued to the 33 local government councils”, adding, ” we challenge Gov. Makinde to work out an ideal living wage for civil servants in the state, allow elected local government council officials to perform as enshrined in the constitution, empower farmers to increase their productivity and put a stop to opening the vault of the state to foreigners.

” If the governor could do these, poverty and hunger would be a thing of the past in Oyo state and the Pacesetter state would assume its pride of place among the comity of states in the world”.

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