A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state and a former Special Adviser on Works and Transport to former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Engineer Muftau Open Salawu has advised the Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde to allow his deputy, Engineer Raufu Olaniyan to guide and advise him in piloting the affairs of the state.
The Ogbomoso-born Civil Engineer said this in a statement personally signed by him on Friday and made available to insideoyo.com.
He also added that former Governor Abiola Ajimobi was more equipped and prepared to govern than Governor Seyi Makinde.
His words: “Makinde to Ajimobi is like Orange to Apple. These are two different personalities. In my opinion Ajimobi is more equipped and prepared to Govern than what we are witnessing now. We the people of Oyo hope and wish for a better, efficient and effective government not a pretence and a Governor that is trying to be a populist. We are not saying Governor Seyi Makinde to be a magician but he met structures and systems of Good governance that he should have dwell on since he also agreed that government is continuing.
“As much as he is struggling not to make mistake the more he is making more mistakes and contradicting himself every time. I think he should relax and take deep breath or take a break and allow his deputy Governor who happens to be more prepared than him to guide or advise him for now.
“Engr Seyi Makinde is a professional colleague and I like is determination to succeed but it seems is not a good team player. As an Engineer is expected to be more intelligent calculating and proactive, for a graduate of engineering you have done a minimum of eight semesters of mathematics such as Algebra, trigonometry, logic, calculus and more to form you in tackling future challenges and enable you make sound Engineering decisions.
“One year in office is 25% of his four years mandate and don’t forget there is little or nothing serious that does happened in elections year in our politics so he have 50% which is two years to act proactively and very decisively. He should work with some brilliant people around him and make progress and he is the one to be responsible for action and inaction of this Government. It’s a good thing that he is paying salaries but I don’t think is an achievement more so that all he borrows goes for overhead. He promised to fix the issue of LAUTECH in six months now it’s a year and the painful part is the immature way of handling the matter.
“Yesterday it was Ajimobi today is Seyi Makinde and definitely it will be someone else tomorrow. He should remember Ajimobi worked and developed Ibadan than any other zone but he faced more opposition in Ibadan than any other part of the state. A good leader is not the one that takes people to where they want to be but that takes people to where they should be.”