Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State amid a plot to take away his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan, on Monday introduced two automobiles value hundreds of thousands of naira to the rapid previous chairman of the Peoples Democratic Get together within the state, Alhaji Omokunmi Mustapha, and his successor, Dayo Ogungbenro.
In response to an announcement launched by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, the automobiles, each Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs, had been introduced as an exit present and a welcome present to Mustapha and Ogungbenro on the Authorities Home, Agodi, Ibadan.
“Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday introduced an exit present and a welcome present of two model new Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps to the outgone chairman of the Oyo State PDP within the state, Alhaji Omokunmi Mustapha, and the newly-elected PDP chairman, Dayo Ogungbenro, respectively.
“The chairman, Oyo State Advisory Council, Senator Hosea Agboola, who made the presentation on the Authorities Home, Agodi, Ibadan, on behalf of the governor, charged the duo to work collectively for the success of the PDP.
“Agboola described the governor as a kind-hearted man who cares for the get together and the plenty within the state. He additionally used the event to induce different governors within the nation to emulate the individuality of Governor Makinde.
“He additionally referred to as on Mustapha and Ogungbenro to collaborate for the progress of the get together, including that the gesture from the governor is commendable and unprecedented within the historical past of the state.
“Of their numerous reactions, the duo of Hon. Ogungbenro and Alhaji Mustapha thanked Governor Makinde for his magnanimity. The duo promised to stay centered and to guard the get together from the specter of exterior forces.”
There are, nonetheless, considerations in regards to the governor’s lavish spending because the supply of cash used to buy the automobiles remained questionable.
A civil servant, who requested to not be named, described Makinde’s motion as a “misplacement of precedence.”
The donation comes a number of hours after SaharaReporters completely reported plot to question the state Deputy Governor by the PDP/dominated State Home of Meeting.
Olaniyan would quickly be impeached by the lawmakers, a supply aware of the transfer had mentioned.
Simply final weekend, a petroleum station and bakery belonging to the Deputy Governor had been vandalised in Ibadan.
There have been suspicions in some quarters that the Chairman of the Motor Park Administration System within the state, Lamidi Mukaila, popularly referred to as Auxiliary was behind the vandalism.
The vandalised petrol station and bakery are managed by the spouse of the Deputy Governor, Prof. Amdalat Olaniyan.
Earlier than then, thugs had, twice on the identical day, unleashed terror on aggrieved PDP members who had converged for a parallel congress at Jogor Occasion Centre, Ibadan.
Although this isn’t the primary time, earlier impeachment makes an attempt have been thwarted by the lawmakers who really feel Olaniyan has been good to them, a supply within the state Home of Meeting mentioned.
To make it work this time round, all members have been scheduled to journey to Ghana, a neighbouring West African nation.
SaharaReporters gathered that the journey was coordinated by Makinde’s closest ally, 48-year previous Seye Famojuro, who hails from Osun and lives in Ibadan.
In Ghana, they are going to be joined by Makinde who would introduce to them, the necessity for the impeachment course of.
The chairman of the Oyo State Home of Meeting Service Fee, Musah AbdulWasii, who can be the rapid previous Deputy Speaker of the State Home of Meeting, has been pencilled down as a alternative.
Although he contested and misplaced the final election on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), he’s now in PDP and revers Hosea Agboola, a former Senator popularly referred to as Alleluyah as his chief as a substitute of Monsurat Sunmonu, a former Senator and his former chief within the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Musah’s choice of Alleluyah to Sunmonu is just not far-fetched as the previous is nearer to Makinde than the latter.
Although each Makinde and Olaniyan are engineers, sources instructed SaharaReporters that it has been tough for the reason that starting of the administration.
“In a bid to win the 2019 governorship ballot, many individuals had instructed the names of Engr. Raufu Olaniyan to Engr. Seyi Makinde. Olaniyan was then a governorship aspirant on the platform of the ADC. He hails from Igboho, one of many quite a few cities in Okeogun, the second-largest geo-political zone in Oyo State, after Ibadan, the state capital. Elements of the the reason why Makinde thought of him was due to his expertise as a former prime civil servant,” a supply instructed SaharaReporters.
“He was everlasting secretary of the Oyo State Street Upkeep Company (OYSTROMA). Secondly, he’s acceptable to the Muslim inhabitants past Okeogun. And he has a deep pocket, although he doesn’t flaunt it. He’s additionally near former governor Rashidi Ladoja. All these had been what Makinde thought of.
“However Olaniyan’s acceptance was at a terrific price. His closeness to the previous and incumbent governors of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola and Gboyega Oyetola and Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, all the All Progressives Congress (APC) was virtually ruined. They didn’t ‘bless’ the transfer. He accepted it and labored tirelessly to make sure PDP wins. In the meantime, Makinde promised to, not like his rapid predecessor, make use of his deputy governor in the event that they gained.
“Governor Makinde initially wished to fulfil his promise however was quickly misled by the likes of Alleluyah and co. Initially, Makinde conceded Olaniyan’s Oorelope native authorities space to him. Alleluyah and Olaniyan are each from Okeogun and he feels threatened by the emergence of Olaniyan.
“Quickly, the governor began ignoring his deputy. In a transparent present of hatred, the governor awarded the renovation of the deputy governor’s lodge and until date, it’s nonetheless on the plastering stage. It’s by the street and everybody can see it. So, the deputy governor makes use of his home. When essential points are to be determined, he prefers to make use of his chief of workers, secretary to the state authorities or some other trusted ally. The truth is, the deputy governor has been lowered to nothing.”