As the 2023 elections approach, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao (Allow Alao), has alerted the people of the state to be wary of the antics of Governor Seyi Makinde.
Alao in a statement issued by his Media Office, warned the people not to be hood-winked by the various promises being made and last minute rush to do some palliative works by his administration to secure second term, stating that he is on a desperate bid to retain power at all cost.
He said the governor has been touring the state making outlandish promises to turn the state into eldorado when his tenure would end in few months’ time, noting that he is striving too hard to deceive the people with empty promises that he could not fulfil for over three years as governor.
“It is important to warn the people of the state not to be fooled by all the promises been made by Governor Makinde as he embarks on what could be described as jamboree across the state; all in his desperation to retain power at all costs.
According to him, “It is our belief that it is an inordinate ambition on the part of the governor to be seeking another term when he has failed the people woefully. And going around to make empty promises to hood-wink the masses/electorates is nothing but a great crime against the people. Moreso when in over three years he has only succeeded in fooling the people.
“From Oke Ogun to Oyo, Ogbomoso, Ibarapa and Ibadan, it has been promises upon promises of awarding new roads or re awarding of old ones, Saki -Ogbooro -Igboho, Ijio-Idiko-Ile, Igangan/Igbo Ora and Omi Adio-Ido, the question we should ask our dear governor is why now?”. Furthermore, GSM has abandoned for the last 3yrs other inter-city roads like Ibadan-Iddo-Eruwa road that were in deplorable and unmotorable conditions and needs urgent attention
He added that the streetlights which have been moribund for some time now leading to high rate of insecurity in many parts of the state especially Ibadan, the state capital, have been reactivated, noting that the governor is doing all these to deceive the people of the state.
The Asiwaju of Irokoland, maintained that Governor Makinde, has brought many woes to the state with not well thought out policies which are not in the interest of the state, stating that his policy on education failed woefully leading to the axe of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) falling on 50 secondary schools in the state.
He said the bogus and uncoordinated free education of the administration introduced to spite the immediate past government of late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, is recording failure day by day with the state coming last among the states in Yorubaland.
“It is nothing but a fact that the glory of Oyo State is on a downward slide under the administration of Governor Makinde, thus our people should not be swayed by bold faced lies and empty promises that would make them vote again for a government whose scorecard is nothing but defeating the essence of good governance”, he said.