Tinubu Likens Fleeing Akala With A Pig In The Zoo At Oyo Handover

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for governor, Lagos State.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for governor, Lagos State.

Former Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala fled Ibadan, capital of Oyo State as Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the new state governor promised a holistic restoration and transformation of all the facets of governance in the state.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

Akala in a message left behind at the governor’s office, Agodi and delivered by the head of service, Tajudeen Olasunkanmi stated that he could have waited to personally hand over at the governor’s office but decided to run away because he could not guarantee his security.

However, former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu referred to the handover note Akala left behind as packs of lies stressing that the crisis Akala left behind could not be imagined.

Tinubu who  likened Akala to a pig  who suddenly found himself in a mid of civilization and thought that he is in a zoo said that Akala could not wait behind to personally hand over to Ajimobi because he knew that what he wrote in the handover note are lies.

He blasted the ex-governor for lacking vision which according to him impeded him from delivering democratic dividends, stressing that he was one of the worst things that happened to Oyo State.

Tinubu said that he could not be happier than standing in Ibadan today and welcoming a new hope, a new vision and a new beginning of a dream come true.

He said that he was happy that the prophecy he made during the launching of the book on Olubadan that he would flush Akala out of government house has come true.
Earlier, Ajimobi said, “I am happy to inform you that our journey to restoration has begun. Today, we begin the journey to restore efficient infrastructure in place of the year-long decay.

Today, we begin the journey to restore integrity in our public institutions that have been perennially abused and compromised. Today, we begin to restore the faith of our people in government, as against the regime of widespread skepticism and fright in the institution of government”.
Ajimobi, who was sworn in today around 12:30pm by the Chief Justice of the state, Bolajoko Adeniji, at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (formerly Liberty Stadium) regretted that all great achievements of the first premier of the old western region, Obafemi Awolowo, which were the pride of the region, have been put to the ruins by the successive conservative regimes in the state.

He, however, submitted that only the governments of Bola Ige and Lam Adesina have been able to sustain the legacy.

The governor promised that his government will be guided by the manifestoes of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), under whose platform he won election to the seat last month.

Ajimobi further lamented the level of secrecy the government of the immediate past governor has subjected public information to, accusing the system of making itself a stumbling block to access to vital information on the true state of the affairs of the ‘pacesetter state.’According to him, “As I speak, we do not know the state of health, the colour, complexion or the contours that shape the account of our beloved state. Is our patrimony, our treasury, in the red or in active health?

We do not know the number of commitments that our precious state has been held by the neck to sustain. We do not know the exact number of teachers, students or government commitment to these sectors. But, I ask, should government business be shrouded in such secrecy?

The out-gone government, in defiance of time-worn norms and conventions, completely shrouded from our view the number of medical doctors that still remain in the service of the state and why they have been on a needless strike in the last six months.

We do not know the number of projects the government is executing, how much the insufferable tax payers dole out monthly to defray the cost of these projects.

My people, I ask, should government business be shrouded in such secrecy? ”Rolling out the six-point agenda of his government, Senator Ajimobi, informed that his administration would focus on free and qualitative education; accessible and suitable health care for all but free for children and aged; rehabilitation and provision of public infrastructure; provision of security of lives and property; rural development and integration; as well as collaboration with other arms of government for effective delivery of dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

He also promised to revolutionalise the civil service to make its running ICT-compliant.

The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by an unprecedented large volume of spectators which filled the stadium beyond capacity.

Apart from monarchs from across the state, who attended the event, the governors of Osun and Ekiti states, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Kayode Fayemi, were on hand to welcome Ajimobi to their camp.

Some leaders of the ACN including, Bisi Akande, National Chairman; Lam Adesina, State ACN chairman, Akin Oke, also graced the occasion.

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