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Defection: No space for Governor Makinde in our party, Oyo APC tells Fani-Kayode  

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state has said that the APC will not be home to Governor Seyi Makinde. 

Recall that the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who recently decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC had called on the Governor to make the switch to APC. 

But reacting to the call, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, the interim Publicity Secretary of the party, advised against the move on Sunday. 

“In over two years, Oyo has nothing to show for having a Governor who is even an Engineer, we see this as very poor,” Olatunde said. 

“The first project that he started from scratch is the remodelling of Lekan Salami stadium at a whooping sum of N5.3billion which ordinarily shouldn’t have cost up to that amount.

“And because the people of Oyo state are prayer warriors, God answered their prayer by showing the ineptitude performance of the Governor with very good rain on the day of the commissioning which exposed the inadequacies of the project.

Olatunde added that Makinde had borrowed a lot of money to fund his projects yet he lives off the achievement of his predecessor, Governor Abiola Ajimobi. 

“It’s not even the money he saved. It’s a loan, so Oyo state will pay it back and only God knows for how long.

“It is the achievement of Governor Ajimobi that he is even leveraging upon.

“Its funny to us that in three months he got to the office he said he wanted to distribute books that they have produced and we challenged them that if you claimed to have produced this in three months, then do another one in one year. It’s been two years now, nothing to show forth.

“A lot of serious state during COVID-19 were building makeshift diagnostic centre and treatment centre, our Governor could not build one, rather he decided to use the maternity centre at Olodo which is a legacy of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

“We don’t want people that have nothing to offer the people of Oyo state in our party. We have scores of better candidates, people that will do Oyo state better than Makinde is doing.

“No space for him in APC.

“Fani-Kayode should face his own life, we don’t want him to assist us in Oyo state”, he said.

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