The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State has reacted to claims by the state government that some officials who served in the administration of ex-governor, Abiola Ajimobi, carted away vehicles and other unspecified properties belonging to the state before they left office.
The party, which described the government’s allegation as noise, alleged that the issue of vehicles allegedly taken away by unnamed persons was a clear indication that Governor Seyi Makinde was not prepared for the serious business of governance.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by its Deputy Publicity Secretary, Prince Ayobami Adejumo, the party said: “They were desperate for power, and now that they have it, they do not know what to do with it. How can a serious party be comfortable with the fact that a governor it sponsored into power cannot muster a significant action plan or blueprint but choose to dwell on mundane issues four weeks after inauguration without any sign of promise to deliver?
“As concerned stakeholders, we have done our investigation and found out that none of our members went away with official vehicles or any government property illegally as Makinde and his party want the public to believe.
“Therefore, we challenge the present administration or any of its sympathisers to name all those they established to be in possession of the said items and initiate appropriate measures to recovery same from them.
“But if all the present administration and the PDP would prefer to do is to wage war against Ajimobi and others who served the state meritoriously between 2011 and 2019, we wish them good luck.”
The party further urged Makinde “to resist every instinct or pressure capable of causing unrest in the state especially as it concerned sponsorship of anarchy and confusion at the local government area level. Again, the state should not be in the news for any wrong reason because a governor must satisfy himself or his party men.
“The current officials at the local council are a product of legitimacy and since the governor has agreed to edge them out after his first self-help attempt failed, he should submit himself wholly to the court process without any overt or covert effort to circumvent democracy and the rule of law.”
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