- Ex-governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has advised Governor Makinde over a statement credited to him
- The governor was reported to have said 'charlatans' would no longer govern the state
- Alao-Akala, however, said it was wrong for Makinde to describe his predecessors as 'charlatans'
Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo state, has advised Governor Seyi Makinde against abusing or using foul language on his predecessors for any reason.
The Nation reports that Akala gave the advice in an interview with reporters at the empowerment programme of Senator Fatal Buhari in Iseyin on Thursday, September 3.
Legit.ng gathered that the lawmaker distributed vehicles, motorcycles, laptops, start-up capital, and other items worth about N120 million to his constituents in the 13 local governments in Oyo North senatorial district.
Recall that Makinde had on Wednesday, September 2, while inaugurating the Light-Up Oyo state project in Ogbomoso, stressed his administration was delivering on its electioneering promise to use resources to impact the people of the state.
The governor took a swipe at the opposition and vowed that “charlatans” would no longer govern Oyo.
But when asked to respond to Makinde’s attack, Alao-Akala said: “I don’t believe he said that. If he said that he is making a mistake. You don’t address your predecessors as charlatans. You don’t do that. It is unstatesmanly. You just have to talk like a statesman that he is going to be after he must have left office.
“You would see the way we have been addressing him. None of us who has been in that office before has ever addressed him that he is not doing very well.
“He is doing his best. The best may not be enough for the people. When it is time for the campaign, we will campaign. But don’t use that word ‘charlatan’ was unstatesmanly for him to use.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Alao-Akala revealed how his former boss, ex-governor Rashidi Ladoja, was impeached in 2005.
He explained that many people were oblivious of what transpired before Ladoja's impeachment.
He said those who executed the plan to remove his former boss would have sacked him if not for the constitutional barrier.
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