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N48bn asset: Makinde’s aide tackles Oyo APC over source of wealth query

N48bn asset: Makinde’s aide tackles Oyo APC over source of wealth query
July 17
10:16 2019

Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has no moral justification to ask the governor to explain his source of wealth.

Adisa was reacting to a statement on Tuesday credited to Akin Oke, state chairman of the APC, that the governor should declare how he accumulated his wealth.

On Monday, Makinde had declared N48 billion worth of assets.

Adisa said the APC has nothing to say on the issue as the opposition party did not show accountability and sincerity to the people of the state while in power.

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“I am surprised that somebody in the APC is not ashamed to make a comment on this matter,” he said.

“How shameful could this be for the leader of a party that has just left government not to understand the tenets of constitution and what it requires of his members who just finished serving the state?

“What Governor Seyi Makinde has just done was also required of APC members in the government up to May 28, 2019. How many of them did the chairman ask to openly declare their assets?

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“How many of the board members who served in the government of Oyo state up to May 28 has the chairman of APC requested that they should go and declare their assets openly? How many of them has he seen investigated? How many of them has he seen declare their asset declaration form?

“So if a man has kept to his words in a certain way, you just have to acknowledge that he has kept his words. You don’t need to play opposition with everything even when you don’t have anything to say.

“I believe sincerely that whoever is saying that does not have anything to say because the party, in this state, has not shown example of probity, accountability and sincerity to the people of Oyo state.

“So, if your party has failed the people and somebody is trying to reclaim the state in a good process and you still open your mouth to make negative comments, it shows the limit of shamelessness on this matter.”

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