Makinde attacks Tinubu over Oyo governorship

Makinde attacks Tinubu over Oyo governorship

- Seyi Makinde of the PDP has accused Asiwaju Bola Tinub and some other businessmen of interfering in Oyo politics

- Makinde, who is the governorship candidate of PDP in Oyo state, alleges that Tinubu's interference has dragged the state backward

- He says it is disrespectful to PDP for Tinubu to dictate who governs the state

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has alleged that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's interference in the politics of the state, has dragged the state backward.

Punch reports that Makinde also alleged that apart from Tinubu, some other businessmen were also interfering in the politics of the state. gathers that the governorship candidate stated that a repeat of the interference was witnessed in the gubernatorial primary election that took place in Ibadan on Sunday, September 30.

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According to him, it is disrespectful to PDP for Tinubu to dictate who should rule the state. He alleged that the problems Tinubu created in Lagos had not been resolved.

He said: “Recall that similar imposition occurred in 2011 when a former governor Lam Adesina was sidelined in the process leading to the adoption of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, a decision that has drawn the state back leading to record indebtedness yet unsurpassed since the creation of the state in 1976.

“Why must outsiders insist on their stooges to rule us in Oyo state and why must we always accept their orders when what is left is a crumbling empire? For me, the masses of the state remain my motivators because they will insist that we build the state together for the benefit of all."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo, Seyi Makinde, challenged the governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi, to enumerate the 10 companies he claimed to have set up.

In a statement, Makinde asked Ajimobi to mention the benefits his trips abroad to places like UK, US, Middle East and Scandinavian nations brought for the state since his administration.

The governorship aspirant said that going by research, the reverse was the case as most medium and small-scale industries in the state had closed down.

Makinde said that this was due to the unconducive business climate in the last seven years. He also described the claim that 4000 Oyo natives were employed in 36 firms where N22.46 billion was invested, as false.

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