The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has stated that the state governor, Seyi Makinde, is being hypocritical in his style of government.
APC announced this by reacting to the stoppage of the Ibadan circular highway granted by the former state governor, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi. Our correspondent recalls that Makinde had ordered yesterday that work on the project be stopped.
APC, while reacting, claimed that Makinde was being hypothetical as this concerned the management of his administration of projects inherited from the immediate previous government.
The deputy secretary of publicity of the party, Ayobami Adejumo, said in a statement: “It is unfortunate that the current PDP government was going to play unnecessary policies with everything, regardless of the effects that its action would have on the state.”
“Naturally, one would wonder what could have motivated the governor to direct virtually all his actions to eliminate the enviable record of good governance left by the Ajimobi administration, particularly in the areas of physical infrastructure. Since taking office in May this year, Governor Makinde has become accustomed to crying wolf where none existed.
“Why would a serious government wake up one day and decide to blackmail its predecessor over a project like Ibadan Circular Road, which was well conceived and transparently delivered to a Consortium for desirable delivery? Governor Makinde played his usual hypocritical card when he recognized the importance of the project and at the same time threw lies simply to blackmail his predecessor, who had to use his wisdom given by God to obtain sponsors for its implementation, since the government had no funds necessary to do it.
“To make things clear, the Ajbabi Circular Road project was awarded by the Ajimobi administration in 2018 without a penny coming from the government, as it is being carried out under a Public-Private Partnership agreement. The total tranche of the new The road to be built is 110 km and not the 36 km figure quoted with mischief by Governor Makinde, however, if the governor was not satisfied with the pace of work on the project, he could invite the Consortium involved to his office and Solve things with them.
“Interestingly, Governor Makinde can commission different model schools built by Senator Ajimobi to celebrate his first 100 days in office. The governor himself can distribute the books produced by the APC administration to the public school students to start his controversial free education program, while he can also receive the delivery of the medical equipment fully acquired by Ajimobi and transfer them to the Adeoyo State Hospital as his own initiative, but he still would not be at peace every time he meets other noble projects of Senator Abiola Ajimobi. This requires a concern and we urge him (Makinde) to reconsider.
“It is quite disturbing that a governor can tell a blatant lie that he made refunds to the Hajj pilgrims when he did not. The reimbursements, in question, were made by a national agency in charge of hajj (NAHCOM) and the same was done for all the more than 95,000 pilgrims from the 36 states and the FCT at the end of the 2019 exercise. One would have expected the Governor assumed responsibility for the pilgrim woman from the state of Oyo who escaped in Saudi Arabia, but decided to lie about the reimbursements made and this is not charitable. ”