The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has told Governor Seyi Makinde to be humble enough and seek the guidance of his immediate predecessor Senator Abiola Ajimobi in “matter of effective public administration and purposeful governance in the state.
The party in a statement issued at the weekend and made available to journalists in Ibadan by its Assistant Publicity Secretary, Prince Ayobami Adejumo said rather than put the blame of his disappointing show of nine months on the doorstep of his immediate predecessor who did his best and left a legacy of performance behind”.
APC said, “Governor Makinde has succeeded in exposing himself as an emergency governor who is incapable of adding value to the governance of the state against the expectations of the majority of voters who chose him ahead of others on March 9, 2019.’’
Makinde may have stirred the hornet’s nest at an official function in Ibadan at the weekend where he was quoted as saying that it was wrong for anyone to refer to his predecessor as the architect of modern Oyo State.
The governor’s assertion came against the background of high reverence which Ajimobi enjoyed among his admirers who rate him high on performance in office as a two-term governor of the state.
“There have been concerns among people from all walks of life about the turn of event in the state since May last year when the current PDP government was inaugurated. Political watchers and pundits have had cause to ask questions about the readiness and competence of Gov. Makinde to continue from where his immediate predecessor stopped when they discovered that he (Makinde) lacked the required attributes to move the Pacesetter State forward.
“For us in Oyo APC, what is playing out at the moment has validated our position on the need for continuity as well as the need for electorate to consider a candidate with prerequisite experience in public governance.’’
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