The Special Assistant to Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) Affairs, Honourable Innocent Tallest has described baseless and uncomplimentary the statement by the embattled All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman of ALGON, Prince Ayodeji Aleshinloye.
Prince Abass-Aleshinloye had urged political parties in the state not to participate in the forthcoming local government election by OYSIEC.
Hon. Tallest disclosed that there is no going back on the election which will hold on May 15, 2021.
He said Governor Makinde has done the necessary thing to make the election a free, fair, transparent and first of its kind local government polls in the state.
The Special Assistant also condemned the statements by Abass Aleshinloye that Governor Makinde is planning to siphon the state money through a purported local government election which is going to be invisible after the final judgement of the supreme court coming up on May 7, 2021.
According to him, “Prince Abass Aleshinloye is only looking for sympathy and frivolous excuse from the people which will not hold any water.
“Nothing is going to stop the election which has been put on schedule by the governor, God is in control.”.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Nigeria fixed May 7, 2021 for judgement on the protracted case of acclaimed illegal dissolution of elected local government administration in Oyo State by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The case was instituted by elected local government chairmen and councilors under the umbrella of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, Oyo State against Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde and the State Government.
Prince Aleshinloye in the release also said “all the parties to the suit are expected to await the judgment for final closure since the Supreme Court judgement is the apex court.
“It is surprising to see that Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC, a party to the suit, prompted by Gov. Seyi Makinde, went ahead to publish a timetable for local government elections which it intends to conduct on May 15, 2021, eight days after the expected Supreme Court judgement on May 7.”
He added that , “A battle is either won or lost”, and talk of perfection and buying of judgements, scamming, executive coup and grandstanding in a wild flight of fantasy just for psychological relief in order to give false hope of judicial victory instead of the uncertainty of where the pendulum of justice swings in the protracted case, we knew the inventors since 2011 in Oyo State and we also know how you and the so-called chairmen and councillors were written to office.”
While cautioning Abass Aleshinloye Hon. Tallest employed all political parties in Oyo State to ignore him and turn out em mass to perform their civic responsibility.
“He is just seeking political sympathy from the people of the state. This will not stop us from doing the right thing to move the state forward.
“Oyo State must be great again, it is high time the people work together to make the pacesetter state a haven of peace and economic development,” he said.