Makinde, Oyo Gov, denies alleged defection from PDP

Makinde, Oyo Gov, denies alleged defection from PDP

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, on Tuesday, February 9, refuted the viral news report; that the governor is set to dump the Peoples Democratic Party as another falsehood being contrived by some enemies of progress.

According to Adisa, this report is “a concocted falsehood from purveyors of fake news, who are bent on maligning the governor at all cost.”

He maintained that Makinde had no plan to defect to another party.

According to him, the governor has remained a strong pillar of the PDP for many years; and is already leading the mission for its resurgence in the South-West.

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Adisa said, “There is a concocted lie doing the rounds about Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State planning to dump the PDP.

“This is the latest in the rounds of false reports and fake news; weapons which some individuals have employed to wage a needless war against the governor.

He also said claims that the governor was moving to join the Advanced Democratic Congress were false.

Meanwhile, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has stated that corruption persists in the country because thieves are not jailed.

Amaechi made this assertion while delivering the 2021 Founders’ Lecture at the University of Port Harcourt, on Monday, February 8.

The Minister urged members of the public to stop celebrating people who enrich themselves by stealing public funds.

He noted that such actions encourage corruption.

Also, he disclosed that the Federal Government plans to construct three new seaports across the country.

He said, “Until we begin to jail thieves, corruption would continue; why corruption is on the increase is because the offenders have not been punished; nobody has been jailed.”

However, Amaechi lauded the current administration over its determination to fight the menace of corruption.

Speaking on the topic, ‘The role of transportation in nation-building’, Amaechi said the absence of a good road network could cripple the nation’s economy, adding that the government was giving priority to the transportation sector because of its importance.

The minister said no nation can have an efficient transport system without good seaports; saying the Federal government was planning to construct three new seaports across the country; which he said would be toe located in Onne, Rivers State, Lekki in Lagos, and Warri in Delta State respectively.





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