The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has launched what it called “Operation Seyi must go.”
Speakers at the official declaration of a former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Chief Adebayo Adelabu, for the 2023 governorship election, said the current administration in Oyo State, led by Governor Seyi Makinde, has failed to lift state and let the people down.
While addressing the mammoth crowd that thronged the old APC Secretariat in Oke Ado, Ibadan, the governorship hopeful, Adelabu, said APC will take over from the administration of the state in 2023.
According to Adelabu, the Makinde administration has failed on security, agriculture, environment, health and employment.
He said: “The mistakes of 2019 would be corrected in 2023. APC will take over from Makinde in 2023.
“I talked about Moniya-Iseyin road, they claimed I said Oke Ogun doesn’t deserve the road. That’s a lie.
“What I said was that the Moniya-Iseyin road should have been dualised. Makinde is cheating Oke Ogun, but we will take care of Oke Ogun when we take power in 2023.
“Makinde has failed on security. Many people have been killed since they came into office in 2019. Hooligans have taken over Oyo State, we are being ruled by thugs.
“People following the governor killed policemen during #EndSARS. Which government gives money to thugs?
“The police stations burnt during #EndSARS have not been rehabilitated till date.
“But we’ll correct all that when we take over in 2023.”
Adelabu, who noted that there was no internal wrangling within the state chapter of the party, expressed confidence that he will fly the APC ticket in 2023.
Speaking, the immediate past deputy governor of Oyo State, Chief Moses Adeyemo, said the current administration has not manage the money and resources of the state well.
“Adelabu has worked at First Bank and CBN, he understands and knows everything he needs to know in the management of money and resources. I’m sure he will manage Oyo State well,” Adeyemo said.
He urged the delegates to cast their votes for Adelabu at the party’s governorship primary next week.
In their separate remarks, Senator Ayo Adeseun, High Chief Akinade Fijabi and Chief Sharafadeen Alli, urged party faithful and residents of the state to collect their permanent voter’s cards and vote for APC candidates in the 2023 general elections.
They said the “ineptitude administration of Governor Seyi Makinde” should be sent packing in 2023.
Dignitaries at the event include former deputy governor of Oyo State, Chief Moses Adeyemo; immediate past ALGON chairman in the state and House of Representatives hopeful, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye; Farouk Arisekola-Alao; Alhaji Bashiru Kuti; Bolaji Tunji; Musiliu Haruna-Ishola; Abass Akande-Obesere; Nollywood actress, Rose Odika;Actor Soji Taiwo, popularly known as Omo Banke, Lekan Osifeso; High Chief Akinade Fijabi, Sen. Fatai Buhari, Hon. Akeem Adeyemi, Hon Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, Hon. Olumide Ojerinde, Sen. Soji Akanbi, Sen. Kola Balogun, Hon. Dokun Odebunmi, Chief Akin Oke, Oyo APC chairman, Alhaji Abu Gbadamosi, Chief Sharafadeen Alli, Rotimi Ajanaku; Sen. Ayo Adeseun among others.