Makinde’s aid has tackled Bayo Adelabu’s clams to the governor.
News Rain reports that Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, has said that the All Progressive Congress Candidate Mr. Adebayo Adelabu who lost at the 2019 guber election in the State to the current Governor is lost with the reality and blinded by his ambition.
What Makinde’s Aid To Bayo Adelabu.
According to the statement, which claims by Adelabu that he would remove Makinde from office in 2023 amounted to a wild dream of a man blinded by ambition.
Mr. Taiwo Adisa said Adelabu lacked the understanding of what the state needed to move forward since he does not have any form of blueprint to develop the state.
Taiwo Adisa in his statement that was made available to the journalists in the State on Saturday said Governor Makinde, as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made promises on the campaign train which were later crystallized into the four-point service agenda.
He said, that the current administration has embarked on its campaign promises including Security, Health, Education, and expanded Economy (using the agricultural value chain.)
“14 months into the tenure, notwithstanding the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adisa noted that “Even the blind can see the improvements made to the Health sector; everyone can see that the free and qualitative education is yielding fruits; that the security has been taken a top-notch; and that the economy is expanding fast with improved infrastructure and revival of moribund companies that harbor huge revenue potentials,” the statement read in part.
The governor’s aide stated that contrary to criticisms by the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the 2019 election, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu that none of the promises Makinde made to the electorate has been fulfilled, the governor has in the last one year and four months placed the state on a sound footing for economic expansion and put in place policies and programs that are lifting the people from poverty to prosperity.
The statement indicated that Makinde’s achievements in 14 months have already outclassed the returns of the eight-year tenure of the immediate past APC administration in the state.
A statement by the governor’s Media Aide indicated that Adelabu’s comments are clear indications that he has lost touch with the current reality in Oyo State, having been blinded by unbridled ambition to govern the state.
The statement particularly frowned on the misguided view of the APC candidate on payment of salaries in the state and what he described as populist programs, saying that Adelabu’s statement showed clearly that he was happy with the previous administration’s shabby treatment of workers, teachers, and pensioners.
“We must equally put on record that the people of Oyo State are not looking for a governor that will refuse to pay their salaries and gratuities; return the pensioners to deadwood, who will only be paid in percentages and owe teachers for years, as his mentor, former Governor Abiola Ajimobi did.
“Adelabu has never missed an opportunity to criticize the effort of the Makinde government to ensure prompt payment of salaries and pensions on or before the 25th of every month.
“Unfortunately for him, he does not know that by constantly pushing money in excess of N11 billion into the state’s economy every 30 days, Makinde is deliberately reflating Oyo State’s economy and stabilizing the buying power of the people.
“It is to be placed on record as well that since May 29, 2019, Governor Makinde has never missed the payment of salaries/pensions on the 25th. In many instances, the payments have come earlier. In fact, workers received their September salaries on the 24th.
“But that is what Adelabu chose to criticize. The lesson from this is that Adelabu, like his mentor, detests the workforce and pensioners of the state and thinks that they do not deserve to be paid as and when due.
Mr. Taiwo Adisa said that “For one, coming out to say that the administration of Governor Makinde has not done any of the things he promised showed that Adelabu has lost touch with reality; his only reality appears to be how to corner landed properties and build ventures for personal gains. If that is not the situation, one wonders how anyone reasonable would close his eyes to the massive infrastructure development going on in the state.