The reactions trailing the victory of the governorship of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde still rages as he is set to be inaugurated.
There have been reports that Makinde will probe his predecessor in office, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, when he takes over power.
Surprisingly, Governor Ajimobi stated that he was ready for a probe of his administration by incoming government of Makinde.
According to Daily Post, he spoke on Thursday at a Public lecture and Fellowship Investiture organised by Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) at the Subomi Balogun Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was attended by members of the State Executive Council and some heads of security agencies. “We will work till the last day of this administration. We don’t care about what some people are saying all about. As I am talking to you today, this administration still has 18 days and some hours to expire. When they get there, let them cancel all the contracts we have signed. Let them investigate us and if we have stolen, they should arrest us,’’ he said.
Ajimobi, who reeled out the achievements of his administration, said they were anchored on a pyramid of development which included restoration, transformation and repositioning. He said that the pyramid of development gave birth to a new wave of developmental strides in education that led to the establishment of School’s Governing Board (SGB) among other programs.
“The SGB model led to a significant improvement in public schools students’ performance in public examinations. Today, we can boast of the best results in WASSCE in the last 18 years,’’ he said.
The governor said that his administration also recorded giant strides in infrastructure, agriculture, health, industrialisation, technology and culture, adding such would make his administration a historical corner piece for future reference in governance. “We have given our best to the state and we will continue to do this. The feats recorded by our administration placed Oyo as one of the five safest haven of investment in the country.
“We are also the fourth investment friendly state in Nigeria according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS); with a four star rating for investment friendliness by the Nigerian Export Promotions Commission,” he said.
The governor advised the incoming administration of Makinde to approach governance with all strictness, especially in the course of maintaining the peaceful atmosphere that assisted in giving him the mandate he enjoyed from the people.
The Governor-Elect, Makinde of the PDP will be sworn in as the next Governor of the state on May 29, 2019 when Ajimobi’s tenure will expire.
No one knows whether or not he will probe Ajimobi. But, Ajimobi has expressed readiness for the probe if Makinde decides to investigate him.