March 30, 2020

COVID-19: APC slams Makinde to lockdown Oyo or resign as gov

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde

By Adeola Badru

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has asked Governor Seyi Makinde to lock down the state as result of the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic or be ready to tender his resignation letter as governor.
The party, on Monday, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary in the state, Dr Abdul-Azeez Olatunde, added that the arrogant manner of negligence with which the governor had been handling  Covid-19 pandemic in the state, considering the appeal of the party, has been fallen on deaf ears.

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The party noted that the excuse of no money by the government would not be tenable considering that the government just decided wrongly to roll out its intention to fix some roads at the time of the global pandemic.
The statement read further: “Finally, Gov Seyi Makinde should wake up from his vainglory of being “one man opposition that was giving the ruling Party headache.” He is now in government and should brace up to the challenges of governance like this Covid-19 pandemic.”
“Of course, it was Engr Seyi Makinde who said that “it is irresponsible for a government to construct four-lane roads in the city and do nothing about the roads which farmers will ply to bring their produce to the cities. This is grandstanding and abuse of power.”
“Now, is it ideal for a government that is facing rampaging pandemic and claims lack of money to keep vulnerable of the state at home for two weeks maximum to prioritise road projects above human lives?”
“In fact, there is no big deal in setting up a committee to interface with corporate communities that have one or two business concerns in Oyo State to turn in their widow’s mite now that the state needs them rather than cosmetic Christmas decorations of streets that added no value to the health and lives of the residents of Oyo State,” the party posited.