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APC Slams Oyo governor-elect for saying he can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage



The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has said that the state’s Governor-Elect, Mr. Seyi Makinde is being haunted by his attempt to renege on his electioneering electoral promises.

The party added that it is too early for Makinde to renege on his electoral promises and admonished him to focus on the art of governance and work towards fulfilling his electoral promises.

The APC was reacting to Makinde’s reported expression of difficulty in the payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage when he assumes office on May 29.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, in a press release on Thursday claimed the governor elect was trying to stave off criticism on his unpreparedness to govern Oyo State.

The press release, reads: “Makinde said during his electoral campaign that Oyo workers deserved more than N30,000 as minimum wage. Now, he was quoted by the Media in Abuja that he can’t pay the N30,000 minimum wage.

“We (APC) decided not to comment on Makinde’s electoral promise U-turn because we want electorates and the people of Oyo State to judge him while the party would not hesitate to provide the necessary constructive criticisms when the need arises.

“The people of Oyo State deserve the best and we hope Makinde’s PDP will try not to disappoint which is doubtful. It is is too early for Makinde to be reprimanding others for his mistakes.

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“APC was not the media that reported what Makinde said in Abuja. We expected Makinde to rather clear the air on his statement instead of blame shifting. We wish him the best in his endeavors but with a caution that it is too early to renege on his electoral promises.”

“We want to urge him to tread softly on the issue of Hajj Operations. He should by now know that Pilgrimage is structured with timing for all participating pilgrims throughout the world. It is not just about Oyo State pilgrims. We appeal to him to stop displaying his naivety about governance and remind him that not everything especially pilgrimage is politicized,” Olatunde stressed.

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