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Mankinde cautions rumour peddlers against false allegations




Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has called on rumour mongers to petition relevant anti-graft agencies with facts on activities of his administration rather than making false allegations on radio stations and social media platforms.

The governor stated this while speaking on a live radio programme on Fresh FM, Ibadan, as part of his re-election campaign on Saturday.

Several issues were brought to the table, among which was the lingering allegation of inadequacies in the procurement of exercise books for students in the state some rumoured that a unit of notebook which cost N300 was contracted at N2,100. This was dispelled by the governor.

On the grants given to government schools, the governor said those who take government money must be able to account for it.

Speaking on the efforts of the present administration in agriculture, Governor Makinde emphasised that his administration has created an enabling environment for agribusiness to thrive, a position that has given the state international recognition.

While also stating that the government has employed 300 officers to complement efforts on waste management, the governor said he is yet to be satisfied with the output.

Additionally, in the transportation sector, the governor belittled the ideology of some members of the opposition parties who have chosen to fault the present administration’s investment in the sector.

The governor further disclosed that his administration has commenced activating necessary measures to sustain the growth and feasible developments across the state with the support of the people in his second term in office.

Governor Makinde stated that with the achievements recorded by the administration across the four service point areas of education, security, health and economic expansion through agribusiness and infrastructure, he deserved to be re-elected by the people of the state.

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On the crisis within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the national level, which has seen him and four other PDP governors boycotting the campaign activities of the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Governor Makinde said he would only support Atiku if the party does the needful, as according to him, the party must demonstrate that it can ensure fairness and justice within its system before seeking to implement same on the nation.

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