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Reaction as Governor claims he contracted COVID-19 through magic

Reaction as Governor claims he contracted COVID-19 through magic

The All Progressives Congress in Oyo State (APC) has again berated Gov. Seyi Makinde over some comments he made against his erstwhile deputy, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, describing the develop­ment as not only unfortunate and shameful, but also least expected from a sitting executive governor of a state.

Gov. Makinde, who featured on a radio programme named ‘State Affairs’ anchored by a popular on-air-personality, Edmund Obilo, responded to many questions both­ering on the intractable crisis con­fronting his party (PDP) at all levels, governance in Oyo State, his chanc­es in 2023, among other things.

The Governor also made some startling revelations on why he moved against Olaniyan who he got impeached by the State House of Assembly on July 18, 2022 and re­placed immediately with Barrister Bayo Lawal.

Oyo APC, while reacting to Gov. Makinde’s revelation said, in a statement issued on Saturday and made available to journalists in Ibadan by its Publicity Secretary, Olawale Sadare, that the governor deserved condemnation for what it described as “an act of Executive recklessness coming from a pow­er drunk and vindictive character who found himself in power by default.


“It is most uncharitable for a governor to have sponsored the removal of somebody who shared a joint ticket with him midway to their tenure of office over hear-says and unsubstantiated allegations of disloyalty and corruption.

“How can a governor say that he went for his deputy’s head and got him impeached because he had been told that the latter consulted some marabouts over his political future?

“Is it not ridiculous for a uni­versity graduate of Electrical Engineering like Gov. Makinde to claim he was inflicted with Covid-19 through magic?

“It is now crystal clear that the story about Gov. Makinde contract­ing Covid-19 in 2020 was scripted and acted for the purpose of getting an alibi to hang his then deputy even though we raised some ques­tions, at that time, to invalidate the claims made by him (Makinde) because we knew certain things did not add up.

“However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) may have to visit Gov. Makinde and learn new things about how Covid-19 could be contracted since he has revealed that he personally got it through magic.

“Furthermore, the whole world is interested in knowing more about how Engr. Olaniyan who was not allowed to have anything doing with the state treasury could have been involved in any case of cor­ruption or financial malpractice to validate the allegation of conniv­ance with an unnamed contractor who handled the ill-conceived reno­vation of his official quarters.

“Gov. Makinde should also be told in clear terms that we are aware of all he did to commission a popular shady character in Ibadan for the purpose of giving false rev­elation against Olaniyan over the same matter, while the day of reck­oning is fast approaching.

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