By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State on Thursday said that
Oyo APC stated this in a statement entitled “EVERYWHERE YOU GO IN OYO STATE IS “AUDIO” GOVERNANCE” made available to journalists in Ibadan by its immediate past, Caretaker Publicity Secretary, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde
According to the party, the Governor Makinde-led administration has nothing to show as meaningful achievement after 31 months in office, adding, Oyo State under Makinde hasn’t fared better since 2019, and that the state has been on “auto-reverse” in the last 31 months.
Comparing the achievements of Makinde in 31 months with that of Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno State and Prof. Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Oyo APC said, “Zulum has executed 556 projects with world class roads, hospitals with latest diagnostic equipment, classrooms, furnished with state-of-the-art instructional materials while Ayade has tackled youth unemployment seriuosly with the massive investment in agriculture.”
“ Let’s come to Oyo State, Gov. Seyi Makinde destroyed Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan with nebulous N5.5bn loan, which brought international disgrace to Oyo State on the commissioning day with water-logged pitch and now that it is not raining, the “refurbished pitch” is like “Sahara Desert,” the fans that were in the stadium on Sunday, 26th December, 2021, will tell you their bitterness as to how the turf almost caused defeat to 3SC because the surface is just not ideal for footballing any longer”, it said.
Oyo APC added, ” the 31 months old government having realised its folly in the cancellation of the immediate past government’s School Governing Board Model because of its inability to provide School Grant as at when due has just silently reversed itself,which is applaudable.
“Why would the government not reverse itself, when schools were unable to print exam questions on papers but rather chose to be writing questions on blackboard and worse still, the state now made it a policy of giving publicity to the pupils receiving report cards because the parents could not receive backlog of performances of their siblings in school via report cards for many terms under this government.
“The government of Engineer. Seyi Makinde assumed office on May 29th, 2019, and by September 2019 when the schools resumed for a new session, they started distributing the text books printed by the government of Sen. Abiola Ajimobi and we challenged them to show the world the receipt of the printer that printed the text books for them. Till date, they failed to produced the receipt. “
Oyo APC stressed, ” again, the government of Engineerr. Seyi Makinde could not produce another sets of text books. A government that had the magic of producing text books under three months of assumption of office cannot replicate such magic wand, 28 months after. The government of Engr. Seyi Makinde claimed to have procured fire fighting vehicles from Turkey for above one year without functioning”.
“The Ajumose buses in the state are due for replacement, Gov. Seyi Makinde claimed to have procured some which are only seen when his party, PDP has assignment outside Oyo State. The past government provided solar powered street lights while GSM chose the “incorruptible” way of replacing them with diesel powered street lights.
Oyo APC then appealed to residents of the state to be patient, saying “it’s only 17 months more of endurance, Oyo State shall be free”, saying, ” if there is one sector the people of Oyo State are anxiously praying for the fast-tracking of the terminal date of this government, it is the security.”.