6th September, 2021
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo has said that some elements in the state do not want him to succeed in government.
He referenced pictures of the waterlogged pitch of Adamasingba stadium that were being circulated online.
He said they were circulated by people who do not want him to succeed.
Makinde revealed that the pictures circulated were picked from other locations and made to look like Adamasingba.
He wondered what the masterminds stand to gain from telling lies.
“Some elements don’t want us to succeed, no doubt.
“I saw the pictures of the waterlogged pitch they were circulating but when our people shunned them, the opposition elements went to pick some pictures from another location and made it look like it is from our Adamasingba Stadium. But what do they want to gain from speaking untruth?
“When the issue of Hijra happened before the pandemic, I had to call on some people to see how it would not affect our productivity because I think we have many holidays already.
“But much later when they came up with convincing arguments that if we declare a day to celebrate Hijrah, it won’t affect our economy, I approved it. Not only did I approve it, I also said we should look for a special day to celebrate where we can wine and dine.
“I want to use the opportunity of today’s event to address the issues some people brought up. Everytime I go through the social media and read what people are saying, those who know how we did campaign in 2019 will admit that we did not abuse anyone.
“As a matter of fact, the people of Oyo State know we are doing the right thing. We released the Roadmap for Accelerated Development of Oyo State (2019-2023) document, and told the people to hold us accountable by the document.
“I am saying today again, go and look at the document. All the things we are doing now have been documented and we are just following the roadmap.”
Makinde spoke on Sunday at the 1443/2021 Hijrah Luncheon held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.
Present at the event were Deputy Governor Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, his wife, Professor Amdalat Olaniyan; Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Debo Ogundoyin; Chief of Staff, Segun Ogunwuyi; Deputy Chief of Staff, Majeed Mogbonjubola, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu and Islamic clerics.