TOUGH BATTLE! Oyo Governor-Elect, Makinde hits Gov Ajimobi with another fatal missile, as governor prepares to leave office for him in few months

The countdown to May 29, 2019 when newly elected governors would take over from incumbent governors seem too far considering the preparations that would be needed to handover to these Governors-Elect, especially if the outgoing governor would handing over to a new governor from an opposition party.


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The declaration of gubernatorial result after the March 9 election has paved way to opposition parties taking over the mantle of leadership from the incumbent.


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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration of winners in some states like Kwara, Imo, Oyo, and Gombe has set the stage for handing over to opposition parties.



As the countdown continues and the days linger, political parties and their governors-elect have continued to issue statement to caution the incumbent governor ousted to desist from tampering with the state coffers and approving new contracts, considering that they would soon be leaving the office.



It would be recalled that the Governor-Elect in Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha has been in a war of words with Governor Rochas Okorocha over his handling of state business in the short time remaining for him to leave office in which Okorocha has continued to also give swift reactions and replies to each statement released by Ihedioha.




Also, the Governor-Elect in Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has also raised alarm over the shady business happening under Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s nose in the Oyo State Government few days after he was declared winner of the gubernatorial election conducted in the state.



Makinde, however, has also promised to review all contracts awarded by the state government after the March 9 governorship election in the state.

The Governor-Elect made the promise yesterday in a statement made available to journalists his spokesman, Mr Dotun Oyelade.



He said, “Events of the past two weeks have shown characteristics of targeted contract awards that were compiled in a haste and randomly awarded to empty government purse before the May 29 swearing-in date. While the government remains in place till May 28, awarding a N30bn new set of contracts in one day as was the case during last Wednesday’s executive meeting was curious and an aberration, especially when debts, as old as 2011 are left unpaid.”



The governor-elect pointed out that information from civil servants who have the interest of the state at heart suggested a grand plan to disrupt the smooth take-off of the incoming administration by mopping up all available funds.



He said though he had promised not to probe the outgoing administration, civil servants who connived with the government on illegal and strange contract awards would have themselves to blame in the next few weeks.

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