Makinde is repositoning Oyo, says group

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A GROUP, Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), has praised Governor Seyi Makinde for repositioning the state for excellence.

The group advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) to desist from attacking the governor.

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OKG, in a statement by its Media Coordinator, Mr. Adebayo Ayandele, said recent outbursts by the APC and ALGON on the management of local government matters by Makinde underscored the attitude of bad losers.

According to OKG, the criticisms against Makinde by the APC and ALGON are not only baseless but a clear demonstration of undemocratic tendencies by political actors who have unfortunately benefitted from the nation’s democracy.

“We can only urge them to stop being bad losers and stop the incessant display of undemocratic conducts, including their call for unconstitutional intervention in Oyo State,” the OKG said.

The group said the APC’s statement calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to adopt intervene was not only a shameful, but a portrayal of ALGON as namby-pamby democrats.

The group described Oyo APC’s call to President Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to prevail on Makinde on local government administration.

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According to the group, the claim made by the APC that Makinde’s plans to appoint caretaker committees was an affront and a decision to position his lackeys in office was not only strange, but totally baseless, especially coming from a party that administered local governments with caretaker committees for seven of its eight years.

The group added that the claim that Makinde tried to ‘bribe’ known APC members appointed into the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) by the immediate past government was a wicked lie, noting that Makinde’s offer to pay the OYSIEC members off the appointment was lawful and well-intended.

The Oyo Kajola Group (OKG) advised Makinde to go appoint caretaker chairmen for the local councils, as according to it, the move will enable the grassroots in Oyo State to feel the impact of government more than before.

It noted that if the governor decides to do so, he would not be committing any infraction on the laws of the land, pending the election into the councils.

The group also warned the Oyo State APC and its appendage, to perish the thought of its evil intention of planning to snatch the people’s mandate freely given to Governor Makinde through the Court, noting that the APC’s false hope would end up being deflated.

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