Oyo PDP defends Makinde over N7bn allegations, asks APC to show vibrancy



The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday took a swipe at a pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) group, the APC professionals over claims that Governor Seyi Makinde expended about N7bn purportedly belonging to the state on his agenda to be fielded as vice president by the party in the 2023 poll.

The ruling party in the state dismissed the claims as a clear manifestation of failure and a disappointment to the people of the state who, hitherto reposed their trust in the party.

In a statement signed by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Akeem Olatunji, on Saturday, the PDP described the group as “an association of clowns with no basic knowledge of issues into which they dabble.”

“Oyo State PDP wondered if the group was a splinter group from the APC. Such act is a clear manifestation of failure and a disappointment to the people of Oyo State who rejected the party in totality.

“The handlers of the party need to be specially trained in the art of performing its duties outside of government. The Oyo State chapter of APC has further shown the world that its failure is not limited to when it was in government but also when playing the opposition party in the state.

“We understand the concept of democracy and the role of opposition but our deepest disappointment is borne out of the fact that Oyo APC has reduced itself to mere association of clowns with the way and manner it is daily conducting itself.

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“Governor Makinde is an exceptional achiever. Makinde’s one year has recorded more success in terms of improved quality of life than APC’s entire eight years put together.”

The ruling party said it expected vibrancy from the APC so that the government would continue to do better in its commitment to the state.

“Instead, the opposition party is daily giving us comedy and absolutely unserious disposition to its role outside government,” it added.

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