The Oyo Kajola Group (OKG) has asked residents of the state to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during Saturday’s governorship election so as to end poverty in the state.
The group said Seyi Makinde, the PDP governorship candidate, will also end “executive arrogance” and prevent the state’s resources from being “ferried to Lagos to service the godfathers.”
The group said this in a statement issued on Thursday by Taiwo Ogunlade, its media coordinator.
It said Makinde presents Oyo with a credible alternative to “the APC’s capitalistic, egoistic and anti-people governance”.
The group added that the PDP governorship candidate would put the people at the centre of his programmes and policies and entrench “a true government of the people.”
“On Saturday, the people of Oyo State have many choices to make. They have to choose between Makinde, a true democrat with no allegiance to outside forces and the APC candidate, who was assisted by external forces to get the governorship ticket and is now being helped by the same forces to win at all costs,” Ogunlade said.
“If they help him to do everything, they will surely want to help him run Oyo State and they will run it aground like Osun State.
“The Oyo State electorate will have to choose between Makinde’s breath of fresh air and people-oriented governance and continuity by Adelabu’s APC, signifying more of the same shame, woes, disregard for workers, traders, artisans and other professionals’ plights, general insecurity.
“The Oyo State electorate would have to choose humility, good character and truthfulness personified by Makinde, who never deceived the public about his religion or policies over the arrogance, religious deception and policy inconsistency of the APC candidate.
“There are many reasons Oyo State people should reject Adelabu, but the biggest reason the voters should keep in mind is the need for Oyo State governor to be decided by Oyo State people so that its resources will not be ferried to Lagos to service the godfathers.”