The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has implored the people of the state not to vote for the continuity of Governor Ajimobi’s administration.
He berated Chief Bayo Adelabu, the flag-bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the pacesetter state for commending the incumbent governor, noting that Ajimobi in the last seven years has destroyed the means of livelihood of the downtrodden in the state.
The oil magnate in a statement released by Dotun Oyelade, his media aide, also called on the governor to compensate those he demolished their shops and houses before vacating office in May, 2019.
He lamented that it was a crime against humanity for anyone to demolish people’s source of livelihood without adequate compensation, adding that Adelabu should not proud of such person.
He said, “Contrary to the statement credited to the APC gubernatorial candidate, Chief Bayo Adelabu at different fora that the governor has performed well and without blemish in the past seven and a half years, destroying the means of livelihood of poor people without adequate compensation or no compensation at all is crime against humanity.
“Anyone who promises to continue with Ajimobi’s legacy as Chief Bayo Adelabu has said many times is telling us the following: that LAUTECH will remain in permanent state of crisis and virtual extinction.
“That Oke Ogun roads will remain in permanent state of disrepair and the area will never fulfil it’s potentials as the food basket of the state. That the unsurpassed debt profile put at N157bn will continue to rise.
“That Pensioners will continue to languish in hunger and deprivation in contrast to the opulence of the few government officials and their contractors”.
Makinde concluded thus, “Recent events have shown that it is better for a governor to win an election through the trust of the masses than through the machinations of so called godfathers who have no feelings for the downtrodden”.