Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, saying the political agenda and candidates of the party were dead on arrival as far as the state was concerned.
Telescope.ng reports that the governor, in a statement by PDP’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Akeem Olatunji, described Oyo APC as not only laughable, but also devoid of any atom of shame, empathy, and remorse for the pain, emotional and psychological trauma caused the people of the state for eight interrupted years.
The reaction came on the heels of APC’s statement by its state publicity secretary, Olawale Sadare, saying the opposition’s desperation to take over the state was being fuelled by a lack of access to the state coffers.
The statement reads: “If Makinde was at the very least power drunk as shamefully alleged by our noisy neighbours, many of its members would have been languishing in jail by now. Governor Makinde, a peaceful and peace-loving person epitomised, has remained calm even in the face of unprovoked verbal assaults and vituperative remarks from the APC in the state against his person and personality outside of government.
“Could any opposition party member or members dare half of what APC is recklessly doing now with its government between 2011 and 2019? But we believe this is the beauty of democracy.
“It was on record how the then APC governor publicly bullied retirees and pensioners who demanded what rightfully belonged to them and even compared them with dead people, it was also on record how the APC government despite its monumental failure in education shamefully disgraced itself while engaging in a needless face-off with protesting LAUTECH students after over two whole years of being on strike.”