- The governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has revealed why he will frequent the Presidential Villa despite criticism
- Makinde noted that he will not stop visiting President Bola Tinubu until Oyo state recovers the money used in building Federal Roads
- The PDP governor revealed earlier that the members of the G5 discussed national issues with Tinubu on Thursday, June 8, in Abuja
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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Friday, June 9, has stated the reason he will become a regular at the Presidential Villa.
"I will continue to visit Aso Villa," Makinde tells critics
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Makinde wondered where he should have gone when he knows where he could get a refund for federal government projects carried on by the Oyo State Government.
Makinde made this assertion at the flag off of the dualisation of 8.3km Akobo, Ojurin/Odogbo Barracks, Olorunda Abas Junction on Friday, June 9, The Nation reported.
The road, which was awarded for N9.6 billion is to be funded by Lagelu local government.
The ceremony was attended by government functionaries, traditional rulers, community leaders, party faithful, among others.
“As I go to Abuja to see the President, I know some people have been saying that since the inauguration of the new President, I have gone to Aso Rock about four times within a week.
“Where do you want me to go? Is it Yola you want me to go?
“Well, I will continue to go to where they will be able to refund Oyo state the monies we have spent on Federal Roads. So, I will continue to go to Aso Rock to plead for a refund."
Details of Tinubu’s meeting with Wike, other G5 govs emerge
G5 members, popularly called the Integrity Group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, June 8, met President Bola Ahmed Tinubu amidst speculations that the group may be planning to join the ruling party.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo, however, said the G5 members only visited Tinubu to brief him on the latest happenings and their stance on fairness, equity and justice in the country.
Makinde, who was flanked by the four other members of the group who are now immediate past governors, further acknowledged that nation-building is a difficult task and demands constant evaluation.
“The true heroes”: Fani-Kayode mentions 2 former governors who helped Tinubu become president
In another development, a former Nigerian aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Thursday, June 8, mentioned former governors, Nasir El-Rufai and Bello Matawalle as two politicians who helped President Bola Tinubu to power.
Writing on his verified Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode said he greatly respects Messrs El Rufai and Matawalle.
Fani-Kayode was reacting to the criticism received by El-Rufai, the immediate past governor of Kaduna state, following a controversial video that seemed to show him disrespecting Christians in Nigeria.