Erstwhile Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Chief Karounwi Oladapo, has argued that the unfolding political crises in Oyo State were clear indications that Governor Seyi Makinde was ill-prepared for governance.
Karounwi, the Zonal Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the SouthWest geopolitical zone of the country, also took exception to the leadership style adopted by the governor in piloting the affairs of the pacesetter state, alleging that it was immature.
With his current posture, Karounwi predicted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration will not last beyond 2023 in Oyo State.
He said: “Makinde got to that position by default and APC will chase him out in 2023. Please mark my words.
“When the people of Oyo State were voting against Abiola Ajimobi because they had some issues with him then, they did not know who was going to be the beneficiary of their anger. Unfortunately, it turned out to be somebody who is not well prepared for the job.”
Specifically, the APC chieftain said it was dangerous and too early for a governor who is desirous to deliver dividends of democracy to the people to be having issues with his deputy few months into his administration.
The APC leader bemoaned the alleged brazen matter in which Makinde rejected the honest intervention of the Federal Government to the people of the state to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the global pandemic.
The APC Spokesman accused the governor of playing cheap politics, urging him to understudy past leaders of the state on how to put in place good governance.
“As somebody of my generation, I liked him but his style of leadership, I am not pleased with. I think the governor needs to read more about the past leaders and their biographies. And let their experiences be the guidance for him in his discharge of his duties to the Oyo people.
“There is a way you make such statement that you earn the respect of the people in government and the entire populace. His statement about the Federal Government Rice was in bad taste.
The governor spoke as if Oyo State was singled out to be served with his so -called Expired Products. Why is it that Makinde is the only PDP governor rejecting the rice?” Karounwi argued.
“Governor Makinde actually wants to live up to the unfortunate situation the PDP found itself in Yorubaland. It is rudderless. They have no leader and, as the only governor in the region, they are looking up to him as their leader. So, in an attempt to fit into that position, the governor misfires and misgives.
“It is really unfortunate that at times some people take up jobs without necessarily having the capacity or experience to do deliver,” the APC leader alleged.
“When Dr Kayode Fayemi was governor under the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan who is a PDP man, the president will always love to invite Fayemi because they know, he will always offer alternative view point.”