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PDP to APC: You’re distracting Makinde, shut up

By Ibrahim Sarafa, Ibadan

The Peoples Democratic Party, Oyo state chapter on Wednesday warned the main opposition political party in the state, All Progressives Congress to stop distracting Governor Seyi Makinde through its usual noise.

The APC in the state had earlier in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Olatunde Azeez advised the governor to buy vehicles for judges and management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso following payment of N7.9 billion bailout funds.

But in a swift response, the PDP described opposition’s advice as ‘unsolicited’, accusing the APC of making efforts to distract the new government in the state through unwarranted claims.

The PDP’s publicity secretary, Akeem Olatunji in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, said Oyo APC should bury its head in shame, adding that comments by the APC on the said bailout fund only show that the opposition party was saddened that its government did not get the opportunity to mismanage the bailout fund.

According to the PDP, comments by the APC on the said bailout fund only show that the opposition party was saddened that its government did not get the opportunity to mismanage the bailout fund.

The statement partly read, “We are all witnesses to how the immediate past APC government mismanaged the fortunes of the state and failed to fulfill its promises to the Judges, the Judiciary  and the entire people of the state during its eight year rule.

“We cannot also forget in a hurry how the APC government put the future of thousands of our children who are students in LAUTECH in peril through unwarranted strikes and lack of funding.

“Rather than gallivanting on the streets, proffering unwanted advice to the government of Engineer Seyi Makinde, the APC should bury its head in shame for the unmitigated mismanagement its government foisted on the people of Oyo State in the last eight years.

“Let us restate here that the government of Engineer Seyi Makinde has sold itself to probity and accountability. It is not a decision forced on us by anyone. And in that regard, every kobo that accrues to the state will be judiciously used.

“We believe that some members of the APC are already getting jittery on realising that the PDP government is about to establish an anti-corruption commission in the state. It is clear that the hint of the incoming anti-corruption agency is making some persons in that party to commit unforced errors.”

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