Makinde ready to waive immunity if invited before anti-graft agency

Makinde ready to waive immunity if invited before anti-graft agency

- Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, says he is ready to waive his immunity if he is invited before any anti-graft agency

- The governor also urged politicians not to read meaning to the Oyo state anti-corruption bill

- According to the Oyo governor, there is a need to fight corruption because it knows no political party

Governor Seyi Makinde has reiterated that if he is found wanting in any way, he is ready to waive his immunity rights and appear before anti-corruption agencies.

The governor disclosed this when he formally presented a copy of the the Oyo state anti-corruption bill to his special adviser, legislative matters, Hon. Samuel Adejumobi, for onward transmission to Oyo state House of Assembly.

Going further, Makinde insisted that his decision to set up an anti-graft body is in fulfillment of his campaign promise.

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He also urged people not politicise his move to set up the anti-corruption agency because corruption knows no political party.

Makinde said: “We are here to sign for transmission to the legislature, the executive bill for anti-corruption in Oyo state. We are transmitting the bill today in fulfillment of a promise that I made during the campaign that during my watch in Oyo state, it will be zero tolerance for corruption in Oyo state.

“While I was making my inaugural address, I also put a rider on it that as the governor of Oyo state, I am ready to wave my immunity to appear before the agency if I am found wanting in the course of my duty to the people of Oyo state.

“I know people may also try to put political coloration to this, corruption doesn’t know a political party and what corruption does is to stagnate our development and we want Oyo state to be out of that stagnation. We want Oyo state, just like we have always been, a Pacesetter state."

The governor consequently called for the cooperation all the people of the state and promised that 'nobody will witch hunt anybody.'

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Meanwhile, had reported that Governor Makinde alleged that the last administration in the state awarded a contractor with untraceable office address a road project for the sum of N7 billion.

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