The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde has said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s godson will suffer worse defeat next Saturday.
Makinde made know through a statement issued from his campaign organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade on Wednesday.
Speaking on governor Ajimobi’s boast that in spite of losing the Senatorial election, he will still install Mr Bayo Adelabu as governor to succeed him, Makinde said that if the governor would learn any lesson, it was his attempt to play God that made him lose the senatorial election even as a sitting governor.
According to him, “his God son Chief Bayo Adelabu will suffer worse defeat because everyone with voters card in Oyo state will turn out to vote out a man who has promised to continue Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s forgettable legacy of public humiliation of pensioners, detention of workers who were fighting for their rights and unguided public utterances among other malfeasances.”
Makinde then added that the people know that what the APC wants to do on March 9 is to rig the election, intimidate the people and discourage them from coming out to vote, “but the plan will fail because we are a step ahead of them and I enjoin everyone to go and cast your vote to send them away.”
He also promised to revisit the cases of workers who were arbitrarily sacked in the state without proper recourse to civil service rules and legality.
The PDP flag bearer said that he does not understand why a democratically elected administration will refuse to obey a court ruling that orders reinstatement of a worker who has been wrongfully sacked.
According to him, “a committee will be set up on assumption of office to look into the serial cases of miscarriage of justice and reprieve will come the way of the long suffering workers”, noting that he has no choice because it is the right thing to do revealing that he has received a deluge of complaints from those who are genuinely aggrieved.