The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has said that “by parading the so-called beneficiaries of the Federal Government N-Power Programme and threatening them that the programme will stop if they do not vote for the All Progressives Congress is cheap and desperate blackmail because better schemes initiated by PDP, Sure-P and YOU-WIN were not used as political witch-hunt tools”.
In a release issued by his campaign organization and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, it was stated that “the Federal Government largesse is wide open and vulnerable to massive fraud, while only a very small margin is doled out to the masses because of the general elections”.
According to him, “the ruling party and some government officials are the major beneficiaries”.
Makinde said “by forcing the people to abandon their little businesses and attend a rally to show gratitude for a monumental fraud, it is obvious that the state government is in panic mode which is a clear signal that APC has lost the elections.
Makinde also said that Governor Ajimobi and the APC are celebrating a non-event when they should be grappling with the N40bn they are owing primary school teachers and the inabilityto pay serving primary school teachers salaries.
Engr. Seyi Makinde said “the state government must explain why serving teachers who were deceptively given mass promotion were not being paid the required increment while contracts that will bring kick-backs are still being awarded at the twilight of the administration”.