The Association of Progressive Political Parties, APPPS, Oyo state branch, an amalgamation of three political parties (APA, PDC and BNPP) yesterday said it won’t fold its hands and watch the incumbent Governor of Oyo State transforming himself to another Adedibu in the state.
Recall that the three political parties had last week said they are no longer part of the current Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in the State but hope to participate in the next coming IPAC State election come September.
The Association also condemned the Governor’s inability to publish the state’s financial statement since he assumed office two years ago.
These were contained in a press release signed by Mr. David Akinola of Peoples Democratic Congress (PDC), Mr. Olaitan Oladunni of Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP) and Mr. Tolulope Adedoyin of African Peoples Alliance (APA), on Monday and made available to InsideOyo in Ibadan after their weekly meeting.
According to the statement, “this came as a result of a SWOT analysis done by the Association aim at examining the achievements of the governor in the last two years. “The body said they were shocked that the governor has not recorded any laudable achievement.
“We are fully aware of our governor’s oppressive style of governance, when he purportedly approved funds for any project, he would released a tiny proportion of the endorsed sums to the council officials for the projects while the balances ended in his pocket.”
“The body therefore challenged the governor to publish the financial statement of the state since he assumed office two years ago. They further explained how the governor had always laid claims to running a government governed on honesty and transparency yet he has been unable to make public the financial statement of his dealings since assumption of second term in office”.
The Association further alleged that the governor was in the habit of using top government officials in his Cabinet and their trusted relations to manipulate over-priced contracts to his advantage and implored the Oyo State House of Assembly to insist that such publications are made in the spirit of public integrity, honesty and transparency.