The gubernatorial candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde has advised Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state to compensate owners of house and shops that were demolished in the last two years before he leaves office in May next year.
Makinde, who spoke through his medi aide Prince Dotun Oyelade yesterday, said, “I implore Ajimobi to compensate fully those whose houses and shops were demolished two years ago before he leaves office”.
The PDP chieftain disagreed with Mr. Bayo Adelabu, the APC gubernatorial candidate who described Ajimobi’s performance as credible, arguing that Ajimobi in the last seven years has destroyed means of livelihood of poor people in the state.
He described the situation where people’s properties are being destroyed without due compensation as a crime against humanity.
Makinde said that, “Contrary to the statement credited to the APC gubernatorial candidate, Chief Bayo Adelabu at different fora that the governor has performed well and without blemish in the past seven and a half years, destroying the means of livelihood of poor people without adequate compensation or no compensation at all is crime against humanity.
“Anyone who promises to continue with Ajimobi’s legacy as Chief Bayo Adelabu has said many times is telling us the following: that LAUTECH will remain in permanent state of crisis and virtual extinction.
“That Oke Ogun roads will remain in permanent state of disrepair and the area will never fulfil it’s potentials as the food basket of the state. That the unsurpassed debt profile put at N157bn will continue to rise.
“That Pensioners will continue to languish in hunger and deprivation in contrast to the opulence of the few government officials and their contractors”.
Makinde concluded by saying that, “Recent events have shown that it is better for a governor to win an election through the trust of the masses than through the machinations of so called godfathers who have no feelings for the downtrodden”.