The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Oyo state chapter has alerted of alleged plot by some elements in the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rubbish Governor Seyi Makinde through massive campaign of calumny against his person and his administration.
The party in a statement issued by its state Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, alleged that the alarm raised became necessary considering the enormity of the planned negative campaign by the APC.
“Some actors in the immediate past administration in Oyo state have been linked to a massive campaign of calumny against the governor of the state, Engr Seyi Makinde and the state government.
“The disingenuous campaign is aimed at discrediting the push for probity and accountability in the state, something we know is against the fullness of the aspirations of the people of Oyo state, who on March 9, overwhelmingly invested their mandate on Engineer Seyi Makinde as governor,” it said.
The party said details of the plot already uncovered via credible intelligence will include several coordinated articles by paid media agents and faceless writers, some of whom we have started seeing their hands.
“The plot is aimed at downplaying the serial evidence pointing at monumental maladministration in Oyo state in the last eight years as well as hoodwinking the people into believing that Engineer Seyi Makinde is crying wolf where there is none.”
“APC elements and their paid agents had perfected plans to rubbish the efforts of the Makinde government and especially distract it from uncovering the humongous mismanagement of the state’s resources and the general maladministration under the immediate past administration in the state.”
It assured that Makinde will surely lift Oyo state from the debt-ridden and bankrupt state the APC had left it.
“The governor will, however, not shy away from saying it as it is, because the mismanaged resources we are talking about belong to the good people of Oyo state.”
“We will want to know why the case of Oyo state is different when it comes to probity and accountability. When did it become a crime for a Governor to give situation report of a state he just took over? We recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, who has vowed to fight corruption, spent months giving details of what he met on ground in Abuja in 2015.”
It noted the government has already discovered billions of naira stolen by some officials of the last administration.
The PDP urged the people of the state to be watchful and “fall for the deceit and chicanery that are hallmarks of the purveyours of falsehood and deceit who are only bent on distracting the new government in Oyo state.”.
It also urged them to continue to stand by the PDP and the government of Engineer Seyi Makinde.