Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has been told to concentrate on governance and stop wasting the State meagre resources on the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and his ambition to be vice president in 2023.
Rising from its meeting in Ibadan on Friday, the Oyo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals (APC-P), alleged that it has credible information suggesting that over N7 billion had been squandered by the governor on various activities of the PDP in the last six months.
According to the group’s Chief Convener, Alhaji Adekunle Lawal, Governor Makinde has completely abandoned governance in Oyo State for his quest to extend his political control to the entire Southwest, South South and some States in the North Central.
The group said there was nothing to show for the governor’s more than 15 months in office apart from accumulation of debts.
It alleged that over N3 billion has been spent on the Ondo State election, with governorship aspirants of the PDP being paid millions of Naira as settlement by Governor Makinde.
The APC Professionals blamed the lackadaisical attitude of Governor Makinde to the welfare of the people of Oyo State on the leadership tussle in the APC, called on leaders of the party in the State to come together so as to be able to provide the required opposition to the PDP government.
They said it was appalling that a governor in Oyo State will be going as far as Niger State to seek political control, using the State resources and the main opposition party will be silent.
We are not against anyone in the PDP seeking to be vice president and lord himself over their party in the entire country, but such a fellow must not do so at the expense of the people of Oyo State.
It is therefore our call that Governor Makinde should stop wasting our money in Oyo State on his party and personal political ambition. He should stay in Ibadan and provide governance, because as it is, real governance is missing in Oyo State.