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“Makinde should be held responsible for attack on aggrieved members”– Hakeem Alao

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According to report reaching oyogist.com, a chieftain of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao has advised Governor Seyi Makinde to explain the role he played when some members of the party were attacked during a parallel congress of the party.

PDP had penultimate Saturday organized two parallel congresses.

The congresses were organized by two factions battling to control the party in the state. The two factions are one loyal to Governor Makinde and the other loyal to some aggrieved party.

The Governor camp had its congress at Lekan Salami stadium at Adamasingba while the aggrieved members had their congress at Jogor centre.

It was however gathered that some gunmen attacked the one held by the aggrieved members at Jogor center.

Alao in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Omotayo Iyanda, on Monday, insisted that Makinde has some answer to some questions.

He explained that the Governor should explain his role in the violence that characterised the last congress of his party in the state which he cannot claim innocence of.

Alao said, “More than 50 people and vehicles were vandalised and injured with many people macheted.

“This kind of politics characterised by violence and brigandage should not be in vogue at the moment, be condemned in this age and should not be happening under the watch of a governor as Mákindé who is younger, ought to be refined and approach public administration with decency and refinement.

“Throughout the eight-year regime of late Senator Isiak Abiola Ajimobi, such violent attacks on party members of same party, All Progressives Congress (APC), were not heard of, and neither was there any attacks on any other parties members.

“It is, therefore, a pity that a lot of indecent occurrences are happening under Mákindé which is a true pointer to the real personality of the governor whom some residents of the state regard today as the best governor Oyo State has ever had.”

“He has once attacked the parallel office of the faction of his party at Bodija early this year.

“Despite fingers were pointed at the PMS leader in Oyo State for the attacks, Governor Mákindé did not do anything; the same PMS leader was fingered to be responsible for the attack on the phone sellers at Iwo Road which claimed the life of a young man, Abduramon Azeez.

“In fact, the friends of Rahmon protested recently as published by an online newspaper demanding justice from the Engr Mákindé-led Oyo State Government.

“What’s the sense in polarising your own political party, attacking your party members; this is sheer ignorance out of desperation to greedily take control of the entire structure of his party and this is a case of a sword destroying its own sheath.

“It’s time Governor Mákindé began to be tried in the people’s court to answer questions on his role in the violence that characterised the last congress of his party in the state which he cannot claim innocence of.

“Of course, Mákindé is a prime suspect, the mastermind of the destructive attacks because nothing of such happened at Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan where he held his faction’s congress.

“What he used ‘imported’ hoodlums for during the south-west regional election to elect zonal leaders of the party is on record; in fact, Mr Peter Fayose, former governor of Ekiti State, who also supported a candidate for the zonal chairmanship of the party, described Mákindé as quietly dangerous and deadly.

“When Mákindé conducted an authorized parallel congress at Baptist Secondary School, Oke-Ado, in 2018, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo State, who did their congress at the duly approved centre, Watershed, Saw Mill, Ibadan, nobody attacked Mákindé and his co-travellers at their Kangaroo congress which eventually gave him the ticket of the party, and subsequently the governorship seat of Oyo State.

“So, why should Mákindé mastermind attacks on the party men at his party’s parallel congress if he’s not a very selfish greedy tyrant?

“Good people of Oyo State should not love Governor Mákindé blindly and should begin to take him up on such incidents because if we fail to do that he (Mákindé) would do worse during the coming 2023 elections in the state.

“Such violence of old which we thought is gone for good since 2011 should not be brought back by a young politician like him whom the people think he is refined and decent”.

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