PDP has lauded Governor Makinde over his commitment to the education sector.
News Rain Nigeria reports that the Oyo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday 26th November 2020 commended Governor Seyi Makinde over his commitment to the education sector of the State.
The State PDP also tackled the State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress over its comment on LAUTECH.
It Belongs To Oyo Not Makinde — PDP Ridicules APC Over LAUTECH
PDP through a press statement that was released by the State Publicity Secretary, Engr. Akeem Olatunji stressed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo state chapter, has commended the executive governor of the state, Engr Seyi Makinde over what the party described as ‘matching every word with action with a strong political will’.
The state PDP while commending Governor Makinde through a jointly signed statement by the State Party Chairman, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, the Secretary, Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke Olatunji, and the State Publicity Secretary, Engr. Akeem Olatunji, says that the Governor has shown an uncommon commitment towards quality education in the state.
The statement stressed that PDP is very proud as a political party to be blessed with Governor Seyi Makinde as a leader in the state and southwest region of Nigeria because a genuine leader like the governor is rare to find in a country that is currently ruled by hypocrites and power mongers suffering from bereavement of developmental initiatives and ideas.
Also, in a similar situation, PDP in its response to the State All Progressive Congress on LAUTECH stressed that the futile attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to discredit Makinde’s unprecedented success of finally making Oyo state sole owner of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) was not only laughable but further brought ridicule to the opposition party in the eyes of all true sons and daughters of the Pacesetter’s state, noting that Oyo APC was exhibiting unhealthy desperation to return to power by all means.
The PDP maintained that it was one thing to make promises, it was a different thing to bring the promises to practical fulfillment stressing that the twin success of ceding LAUTECH to Oyo state as sole owner and surpassing the UNESCO standard of 15% of total budget allocation for education 21% in the 2021 financial appropriation will consolidate on the already recorded success in the sector.
“We urge Oyo APC to note that LAUTECH does not belong to Oyo state PDP nor Seyi Makinde, it belongs to Oyo state now irrespective of party affiliations, courtesy of our unrivaled governor, therefore, Oyo APC should bury its head in shame for speaking against the success of Oyo state in such shameful and unguarded manner in the name of playing politics of opposition.”
For eight uninterrupted years, APC ruled this state without the slightest political will to achieve these two great feats. It is however very laughable for Oyo APC to attribute its monumental failure to the former governor of Osun state who is one of their party leaders of frustrating former governor Ajimobi’s efforts on LAUTECH.
The statement noted that we want to particularly commend governor Makinde for his unrivaled efforts on the backdrop of his strong political will and commitment to quality education in our dear state by ensuring that he deployed all his intellectual resources to the eventual ceding of LAUTECH to Oyo state.
“A proverb in the Yoruba language says ‘bi isu ba ti wu ni’bi t’afe gbin isu so, k’a maa bu omi rin lo Ku’ (if you find yam germinating where you intended to plant yam, what is left is to water the germinating yam to grow) unfortunately the sheer desperation which has blinded members of Oyo APC will not let them join hands with others to move the state forward.