The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, has disclosed that the present administration in the state is full of continuous leadership failure.
Speaking at the official flag-off of the APC campaign for the 2023 elections, held at Oba Adeyemi III Arcade in Oyo town, on Monday, Senator Folarin said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government is “failure characterised by maladministration at all levels.”
Folarin, specifically, berated the Seyi Makinde-led administration for the decline in the standard of education in the state, saying, under Makinde, Oyo state education is in comatose and needed holistic intervention of responsible and responsive government.
“The most worrisome aspect of PDP government in Oyo state is the continuous leadership failure characterised by maladministration at all levels as a result of incompetence, state-sponsored insecurity, crippling of local government administration, poor state of infrastructure, consultancy policy in tertiary institutions, growing debt profile, dereliction of duties and among others,” he said .
Senator Folarin added, “Under Governor Seyi Makinde-led PDP administration, Oyo state ranked 33rd in external examinations and recently, 50 secondary schools were blacklisted and delisted by WAEC. The sad developments are unprecedented in the history of Oyo state.”
“Our government shall be established on a mission that will prioritise functional and qualitative education for all school-age children, productive mechanised agriculture, efficient and affordable healthcare delivery for all, irrespective of age, gender and status; massive industrialisation, strongly supported by expansive agricultural value chain; employment generation with emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation; urban renewal and rural infrastructural development”.
Cautioning the governor against taking hasty decisions on the teachers and principals of the 50 schools in Oyo state sanctioned by West African Examination Council (WAEC) for offence bordering on examination malpractices, Folarin asked Makinde to examine his education policy as sanction was neither the fault of the teachers nor the principals of the affected schools,
“I am poised to invest in policies that will drive economic development, provide a sea of opportunities for the teeming populace, improve healthcare, agriculture, education and infrastructure, so that our state can be an investment hub and a preferred destination for industrialists.
“All these will be clothed in human face by our administration, which will be people-driven. My aim is to form a pact with the good people of Oyo state through an invaluable blueprint that is anchored on a mission to move Oyo state forward for growth and development.
The APC governorship candidate then vowed to work with critical stakeholders in the state in order to deliver 85% of Oyo votes for Tinubu-Shettima on February 25, 2023
Oyo state APC Chairman, Hon. Isaac Omodewu tasked the people of Oyo to go and collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) saying, “this is the only legal weapon to eject non performing governor and his co-travelers from the office”.
Presenting APC flags to candidates of the party for the 2023 polls Hon Omodewu asked them to intensify their efforts at ensuring the success of the party at all levels in the polls describing the pairing of Chief Bola Tinubu and Shettima as the right choice for the country especially during this trying period, stressed the need for members to make it a reality.