Oyo Coalition lauds Buhari over recent appointments of state indigenes

President Muhammadu Buhari

• Demands equity from Governor Makinde

The Coalition of political parties and other groups in Oyo State has appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent appointment of Oyo State indigenes into various positions at the federal level.

At the meeting of the group held recently in Ibadan, they also discussed the forthcoming 2023 elections with the sole aim of entrenching good governance across board in the state.

Recalled that the Federal Government recently appointed Professor Adeolu Akande, Dr Ismail Adewusi, Professor Joseph Adeniyi Olowofela, Bimbo Kolade, Debo Adeshina, Folakemi Akinyele, Adeshina Alege, who are from Oyo State, into various positions at the federal level.

The group, therefore, expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing the illustrious sons of the state into his administration as the group congratulated all the appointees and wished them a successful tenure.

According to the Secretary and Media Officer of the group, Marufh Bello, the coalition retrospected on the efforts of the political parties and groups under Prince Tunji Adeoye at bringing Governor Seyi Makinde on board as governor of Oyo State without collecting a dime from anybody for mobilisation.

They noted that every member of the group expended their personal financial and material resources to ensure victory of PDP in the 2019 general elections, while also demanding equity from Governor Makinde.

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According to Bello, Prince Adeoye, who denied collecting mobilisation funds from any source, “challenged anybody to come public and bring evidence against the group that they collected money from either the governor or any other person for the purpose of the 2019 elections.

Bello said, the group, however, wondered why, till date, none of its members had been considered for appointments or any other benefits under the present state administration, noting that “several letters regarding this situation had been written to the governor but no single action to redress the situation had been taken till now.”

He added that names of the best qualified and competent members of the group, who meant well for the public, were submitted to Governor Makinde for consideration for appointments.

According to Bello, Adeoye, had refuted claims as rumoured in some quarters that some of his followers had been offered appointments by Governor Makinde, emphasising that no genuine active member of the group had benefitted from the state administration.