By Akinwale Kasali
Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde has written the outgoing governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi over the excesses, recklessness and the move by Ajimobi’s aides to thwart the transition process.
Makinde also alerted Ajimobi’s attention to Local government stabilization fund and the activities of the Oyo State pilgrim board (Muslim Wing).
The excerpof the letter read thus:
Your Excellency, Since March 11 this year and 48 hours after the Gubernatorial election, I have observed serial infractions that connote efforts to thwart smooth transition come May 29, 2019 under the guise of spurious legitimacy.
I have highlighted some of them to the public through my Campaign office including but not limited to deliberate haste to rush out fresh contracts, backed with mobilisation, running into billions of naira even while other residual issues of more importance were crying for attention.
I wish to draw your attention to yet another development in similar manner presently playing out at the Oyo state Muslim Wing of the Pilgrims Welfare Board, which continues to make far reaching plans and even radio announcements in relation to the Board’s activities beyond May 29th 2019 , when it is crystal clear that the tenure of this out going government ends on the above stated date.
While the Chairman and the board are still well within their rights to function in that capacity till the end of this out going administration, it is however unacceptable and mischievous for the board to be making long term plans that are well beyond May 29th, 2019 with regards to the coming hajj operation, as my Administration will not be bound to accept any of these arrangements, including transportation, accommodation and welfare of oyo state pilgrims for the coming hajj operations.
Any action executed by the board that will continue after May 29th will be considered to have been initiated in bad faith.
I therefore, call on your Excellency sir, to prevail and rein in all overzealous officials who may wrongfully perceive the lame duck situation in Oyo state as a Gold Rush.
I thank you as I anticipate your utmost and sincere cooperation in this matter.