By Odeh Henry
The Oyo state government upon its inauguration and assumption of office had raised an alarm over what it described as stealing of government vehicles by officials of the immediate past administration led by Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The Oyo state chapter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) through its state publicity secretary Engr. Akeem Olatunji, also affirmed the submission of the state government with regards to the missing vehicles belonging to Oyo state government which were reportedly taken away by aids of the former governor upon expiration of their administration, saying that the governor, the deputy governor, the Chief of Staff to the governor and other top government functionaries have been going about the state government business with private cars as a result of the unavailability of vehicles belonging to the state government.
Recall that the Oyo state government reportedly announced recovery of some of the said missing vehicles from some officials of the immediate past administration, even though it stated that most of the vehicles recovered numbering about 19 are in a bad and unusable conditions, the Oyo state chapter of PDP through its publicity secretary has reiterated the urgent need to recover all missing vehicles reportedly purchased within the last one year by Abiola Ajimobi led government to save the current state government all unnecassary troubles of running government business using personal vehicular assets.
Senator Abiola Ajimobi after the Eid-el-kabir prayer on Sunday while addressing newsmen in Ibadan has stated to justify possessions of the said vehicles by his aids and countered the state government allegation by saying that governor Makinde should look inward and examine civil servants as those vehicles taken away by aids were duly paid for.
“When I got to office, I didn’t see any vehicle. My brother, former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala took his vehicles away and I did not talk. “There are civil servants who steal whenever politicians are leaving government. Let them go and check those civil servants.”
He further alleged that there were neither cottons nor furnitures or electronic equipments in government house as at when he moved in, stating that it was because former governor Alao-Akala left government few days before his assumption of office.
Ajimobi however noted that everything at the government house and office were intact because he worked till the last day of his administration, making governor Makinde very lucky as he is bound to benefit and leverage on all the success recorded by the immediate past administration.