The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo State chapter, on Saturday accused the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being desperate to blackmail the laudable achievements of the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde and the ruling party in the state.
The PDP, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Engr. Akeem Olatunji, accused the APC of sponsoring all manners of falsehood against the PDP and the Makinde government all in an effort aimed at belittling the successful clearing of the rot left behind by the APC in Oyo State and the positive turnaround the state has begun to experience since Makinde assumed office.
“We are greatly appalled at the desperation of the APC to publicise all manners of lies and falsehood against our government. There is a permissible level of decency in politics and we expect all Omoluabis to follow that cause.
“Rather than wish our state well after the eight years of disastrous rule and bad governance the APC foisted on Oyo State, that party is standing alone as a rotten apple in the basket, seeking to negatively affect others.
“Let us assure the lie merchants in the APC that our party, the PDP stands firm with Governor Seyi Makinde, and the laudable achievements he has recorded in 100 days.
“No member of the PDP is angry with the Governor and no one is expressing any such frustration as contained in the lies being marketed by the APC,” the statement said.
The statement further indicated that the PDP is solidly behind Governor Makinde on every step all the way, as he continues in his giant strides of laying the foundation for the accelerated development of Oyo State.
The PDP spokesman stressed that the party is more than ever before united as a family, saying: “We are impressed at the globally acclaimed good works of our Governor, the GSM. No one abandons a good product, not even the blind.”
“We are making particular reference to a story from the frustrated camps of the APC with the headline “PDP Leaders Dump Oyo Gov. We affirm that this is another of their classic lies, as such write-up is not only laughable but comical.
“It can only come from agents of darkness who do not wish Oyo State well,” the PDP spokesman said.
“Let us place on record that purveyors of such stories are either deluded, suffering from acute amnesia, or just trying to make a nuisance of themselves.
“It is not only unfounded, frivolous and malicious but also a great lie that stands no reason. Governor Makinde is no longer about Oyo State, he is already a nationally acclaimed deliverer of good dividends of democracy and good governance.
“When God begins a special project, only a fool will refuse to join the train. We as a party are more than ever before proud of our God-sent ‘Mr. Talk and Do Governor,’ who works more and talks less, and this willpower of Governor Makinde has rekindled our hope and faith in the actualisation of the Oyo project embarked upon by our governor.
“We are 100 per cent satisfied with his every move and decision, because he treats every member of PDP as members of the family. We therefore, enjoin all members of the public to disregard in totality the distractive publications, falsehood and unbridled lies being peddled against the service-delivering Governor Makinde”, the statement concluded
Makinde’s land grabbing allegation against Ajimobi is ridiculously false, says Oyo APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has described the allegation of land grabbing against Senator Abiola Ajimobi by the Peoples Democratic Party’s administration of Engr. Oluseyi Makinde as a futile attempt to besmirch the reputation as well as records of achievements set by the former governor.
Makinde’s Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Kehinde Ayoola, had on Monday raised an alarm via a social media platform that he had uncovered a total of 26, 000 hectares of land which, he claimed, the immediate former governor dubiously allocated to himself from the expanse of government land available at a Forest Reserve in an unnamed location.
In its reactions to the development through a statement issued today and made available to journalists in Ibadan by its Assistant Publicity Secretary, Prince Ayobami Adejumo, Oyo APC said “the allegation was another in the series of fake news and decorated lies being employed by the present administration to cover up its lack of promise, incapacitation and incompetence.
“For the record, it is imperative to state here that Ajimobi administration left a solid foundation upon which those coming after it should build developmental policies and programmes since no single government can do everything. Key sectors such as; Security, Infrastructure, Education, Health and Agriculture were prioritized. It was on the basis of recognition of Agriculture as pivotal to employment generation, food security and industrialization which Sen. Ajimobi sought to attract direct local and foreign investment to the state through some ease-of-doing-business such as making land available to genuine prospective large-scale farmers.
“Without mincing words, such allocation of land was done under the government’s policy called Agro Industrial Zones. The government resorted to this option when it became difficult to access land directly from our communities. The land that was allocated then were the depleted portion of the forest reserves. Depleted in the sense that they had been encroached upon and the trees had been felled illegally without any replacements. At no time did Ajimobi benefitted from such allocation and the records are there.
“The barefaced lies coming from Ayoola this time is an improvement on the numerous ones told against the same Sen. Ajimobi since Governor Makinde came to power on May 29. till date, allegations of contract inflation, treasury looting among others have not been substantiated beyond media subterfuge and idle talks. On this latest allegation, we request the official who raised the dust to either buttress his argument with facts or tender his unreserved apology to the former governor who he had wronged for no just reasons.
“Meanwhile, we are not unmindful of the fact that Gov. Makinde does not possess any blueprint or action plan with which he plans to run the state as governor but rather than waste time on experiments or importation of ideas from a Niger Delta state, he should sit down and study the programmes and policies of his immediate predecessor and run with it since government is a continuum globally.” The statement concluded.
Tribunal nullifies Imo PDP federal lawmaker’s election, orders rerun
The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Wednesday sacked a member of the Federal House representatives,Obinna Onwubuariri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Onwubuariri, is the lawmaker representing Okigwe North Federal constituency.
In a judgment which lasted for hours, the chairman of the Panel, Justice Roli Harriman also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh poll in the federal constituency within 90 days from the date of the judgment.
Oyo: Makinde sends list of 8 OYSIEC nominees to assembly
Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has sent a list of eight persons that would constitute the state Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.
Contained in a statement signed on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Governor, in a letter dated 18 September, 2019, forwarded the names of eight individuals to the House of Assembly, for consideration as chairman and members of the commission.
The letter reads, “I wish to inform Your Rt. Honourable and other Honourable Members of the composition of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC). The following personalities have been considered suitable, based on their track records, to oversee and conduct elections into the Local Governments in the State”.
Governor Makinde sought for the consideration of the House of Assembly for the nominees.
Also, in the letter, Barr. Isiaka Olagunju was nominated as chairman of the commission, while Comrade Adeniyi Afeez Babatunde, Alhaja Ganiyat Saka, Mr. Olanrewaju Emmanuel, Chief Kumi Agboola, Mr. Remi Ayoade, Mr. Sunday Falan and Mr. Adeojo Elias, were nominated as members.
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