There is a master plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destabilize Governor Seyi Makinde’s government in Oyo State, according to the Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters, Babatunde Oduyoye.
Oduyoye has said APC in Oyo has made up its mind to put Gov Seyi’s government in crisis and make it ungovernable.
He revealed this as he reacted to the letter credited to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on the matter of Oyo State Local Governments, where Malami asked the governor to reverse the dissolution of Oyo State Local Government and reinstate all sacked members.
According to Babatunde, the letter is sub judice because no one can take other steps while the matter remains in court.
He added that some persons are not happy with Makinde’s growing popularity.
His words, “The matter is in court and as far as we are concerned, it is sub judice,”
“Malami must have committed an obvious blunder by taking a step against the interest of the judiciary and the constitution he is meant to protect”.
“We have read a letter being circulated in the social media by elements of the APC in which the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), gave a directive to Governor Seyi Makinde to reverse the House of Assembly’s decision to suspend the 68 illegal chairmen of local governments in Oyo State,”
“That directive, apart from being unconstitutional and misplaced, is part of the APC’s grand plot to cause a major crisis in Oyo State in order to destabilise the Government of Governor Makinde and ultimately make the State ungovernable.
“We have intelligence report over series of meetings held by APC leaders, who now feel threatened by Governor Makinde’s soaring profile. They are worried at the manner in which he defeated the APC at the polls and were ashamed that the Supreme Court thwarted their organised attempt to steal his mandate.”
“We are aware that a number of politicians are unhappy with the growing popularity of Governor Makinde and especially the recent launch of the Western Nigeria Security Network popularly known as Amotekun,”
“The APC in Oyo State has, ever since it lost the March 9, 2019 governorship election, been hell-bent on retaking the seat through the illegal means. We are aware of the several underhand means and dirty tactics they have deployed and were at a stage christened ‘Pakute Politics,’”
“We are really not surprised by the desperation of the APC to destabilise Oyo State, ever since it failed in the Governorship election, it has been employing underhand tactics to steal Makinde’s mandate and one of its senators, Teslim Folarin, had even gone as far as saying that the APC had set two traps for the Makinde Government.”
“Let us warn those elements who are pushing to destabilise Oyo State through the unholy resurrection of the sacked council chairmen that the people of Oyo State will not be used as a tool by unscrupulous elements.
“The Federal Government also needed to be reminded that Nigeria is a federation, with constitutionally guaranteed democratic systems. We urge the government at the centre to await the decision of the court on the matter of Local Government councils in Oyo State rather than use attempt to resort to illegality and measures that are not backed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic, 1999.”