The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Oyo State, Alhaji Omokunmi Mustapha, has described the statement credited to the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Akin Oke, on the asset declaration made public by the State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde at Code of Conduct Bureau(CCB), as reckless, unpatriotic, uncivilised and a wicked approach to discourage men of goodwill from taking part in politics of the country.
It would be recalled that the State APC Chairman, Chief Akin Oke had stated that the source of Makinde’s over N48 billion assets made public on July 15 should be probed.
However, a statement issued on behalf of Mustapha and made available to newsmen in Ibadan by PDP’s Publicity Secretary, Engr. Akeem Olatunji, criticised the APC and it’s Chairman, describing the statement as sycophantic in nature. He said he expected the APC and Oke to ask questions about the party’s governoship candidate in the last election, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, on the source of alleged several billions of naira he spent on campaign during the election.
His words: “If a government worker like Adelabu could spend lavishly without blinking and EFCC is looking the other way, then how much more a businessman with chains of businesses in almost 4 continents of the world? Mathematically, a man who pays N1.5 billion in tax should be in a position to have more than N48 billion declared and here’s a man who believes private citizens must pay tax for government to have enough to take care of the less privileged in the society.
“According to the available information, Makon Group, a company wholly owned by Governor Seyi Makinde built Utorogu NAG 2 Plant a 150 MMSCfd plant which increased the capacity of the Utorogu gas hub from 360 MMscfd to circa 510MMscfd that addressed the supply shortfalls in the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System and West African Gas Pipeline (ELPS/WAGP) market.
“The project can generate up to 600MW of electricity which is around 17% of Nigeria national generation capacity for electricity.
“That GSM declared N48 billion is even an understatement, he works hard and earns fat pay from his chain of businesses across the globe.
“If Russia can be proud of Abrahamovic, Nigerians and most especially Oyo State citizens should be proud of Makinde who has come to serve selflessly despite his stupendous riches.”