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Oyo on the verge of losing a $ 76 billion World Bank grant, AD chief warns

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The 2019 Alliance for Democracy (AD) gubernatorial candidate in Oyo state, Oyedele Alao, has raised the alarm that the state government under Mr. Seyi Makinde will lose the World Bank (WB) project N76b that it will be beneficial to the people of the state in matters of environmental flood control, through the current members of the state assembly, whom he described as Lilliputians, inexperienced and incompetent.

Alao said that after the contractors who would handle the project had been selected based on WB global procedures and practices, Governor Makinde would have insisted that if the project would not be managed by his preferred candidates, then the USD200m project it could be taken to another state.

This and many other developments, he said, have been happening under the current Oyo House of Assembly, which is populated by lots of Lilliputian, inexperienced, incompetent and incapable who were only lucky enough to find themselves in the chamber.

Alao, in a statement from his media spokesman, Omotayo Iyanda yesterday, noted that when examining the profiles of the members of the current assembly, it was obvious that many of them lack the background, the capacity, the intelligence, the credentials and the experience necessary to be a prerequisite. able to perform as expected in the state assembly. When reviewing their profiles, many of them had no outstanding professional / professional backgrounds or exposure to work with a governor whose vision is blurred.

He said that the present assembly has failed in its duty of control and balance over the executive, contrary to what we had in the past, hence several errors and failures in the administration led by Makinde, since he also commented that the current members of APC in the assembly they were supposed to be a vibrant opposition had been very disappointing, collaborating with their PDP counterparts to undo the state.

The former AD Governor candidate stated that there were reports that the current Honorable Speaker, the Honorable Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin, did not have the confidence, experience and sagacity to confront Governor Makinde on any serious state matter as he always had his cap in his hands. behaving in the presence of the governor like a baby legislator as governor, contrary to the experience when we had members like Chief Gbolagunte (a former speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly) from Eruwa, land of Ibarapa, in the 1980s .

“Last year, we questioned the decision to establish the PMS, stating that it was an unconstitutional and arbitrary use of power to do so, but in the usual characteristic of this government, they did not listen.”

“Now that the establishment and its operations had been invalidated by the court of law, Engr Seyi Makinde owed explanations to the people of the state about how he would get back the money and state loans he had invested in the project.”

“This government has become synonymous with mistakes, blunders and flips of decisions and policies that are clear indicators that the governor and his team lack what it takes to lead the state of Oyo.”

“The state assembly should become aware of its responsibilities and stop this ‘little boy’ provision, otherwise they should be considered unworthy of the votes of the people of Oyo state in 2023.”

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