The governorship candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 2019 in Oyo State, Chief (Engr) Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has felicitated with Nigerian workers, especially Oyo State, on the 2021 Workers Day.
The former gubernatorial candidate charged them to endure the present difficult situation in the country and work to ensure that responsible leadership emerges in 2023 to experience better deals and days in governance.
Engr Alao also described the statement credited to Governor Makinde on taking over power by his political party, PDP, in 2023, as a wrong estimation.
Governor Mákindé had said, during the inauguration of the South-West Zonal Executive (EXCO) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), that his party would not only deliver the entire region but would take over the rein of leadership in Nigeria at the federal level in 2023.
In a release by media handler, Omotayo Iyanda, said, “O ye eni gbogbo lati yo wo aro, ko ye atoole, it’s improper for a governor with a monumental dismal performance to be boasting that he would deliver the entire Nigeria for his party, PDP in 2023.
“This is a governor whose party under his watch has been in disarray and in a crisis of trust and confidence due to betrayal and self-centeredness exhibited by the Engr Mákindé himself and his Omi-Tuntun group co-travellers.
“All of us witnessed what happened how Governor Mákindé has selfishly manipulated the just conducted Oyo State local government election primaries of his party where a lot of people who didn’t obtain the party’s nomination forms eventually became candidates to bear the flag of the party at the polls.
“Eyin omo egbe PDP, e ku amumora!”
Engr Hakeem Àlàó berated Governor Mákindé that he had never moved closer to what Ajimobi achieved.
“At the same time, he was the governor of Oyo State, emphasising that he (Mákindé) could not match late Senator Ajimobi in all areas, even with all the flaws that manifested during his reign.
He said Ajimobi was firmly in control of both the government and his political party, All Progressives Congress (APC), “unlike what we’re now experiencing under Engr Seyi Mákindé who does not display the astuteness expected of a governor of Oyo State, hence the loose brigandage being exhibited without any control by hoodlums.
“Talk of internal security within Oyo State per se, Engr Seyi Mákindé has failed as the state has recorded unprecedented incidence of security challenges as assaults, killings, rapes, kidnappings, clashes etc., in less than two years of his rule.
“Disasters as fire outbreaks, for instance, the Akesan Market at Oyo in the start of his administration and the latest fire incident at Araromi Spare Parts Market, Gate, Ibadan, have been a recurrent decimal of the Mákindé regime.
“Food security is nothing to write home about as prices of staple foods as gari and lafun keep rising by the day as if they were imported from the western countries or its production affected by the dollar exchange rate —price of a Congo (1kg) of gari is now between N600-N700 and this regime is not taking any outstanding effort to reverse the situation.
“Till now, the government of Engr Mákindé has shamelessly not done anything to redeem the promise of exporting maize to Botswana.
“Roads across all local governments in the state have become almost impassable, and rather than fixing these roads, our governor has embarked on rehabilitation and reconstruction of roads that could still be managed for some time.
“Also, he (Mákindé) has been sinking money in rebuilding the Oyo liaison office in Abuja, which will not add any value to the citizenry of the state.
“Structures in our public schools have become inhabitable for human beings, while other educational facilities have collapsed, to mention a few.
“With all these signs of failures, only God knows where his confidence to take over the rein of power at the national level is coming from, which fake and unrealistic?
“Is the dismal performance of APC at the national level a justification for returning us to PDP that mismanaged this country for 16 years, and worse still, to a PDP to be run by the likes of Engr Mákindé?
“It’s better Engr Seyi Mákindé realises now that he’s not the kind of material the southwest will push forward as vice president in 2023 or represent the revered eminent people of the region.”
Engr Hakeem Àlàó said Governor Mákindé had not done well to leave the political fate of the entire region to him, “and that is why his chameleonic move to return to APC was truncated by the members of the party in Oyo State.
“If APC had welcomed his rumoured proposal to return to the party, will he be saying now that PDP will take over the rein of governance in Nigeria in 2023? That’s a specific identity of a serial betrayal.
The ex-AD gubernatorial candidate, in the end, advised Governor Mákindé, “Please, retire home at the end of this tenure – we can’t continue with your rulership fraught with disasters, aches and pains at the national level.”