From Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
The gubernatorial candidate of Accord in Oyo State, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, has advised traditional rulers in the state not to fall for the trick of the 10% increase in the constitutional allocation due to traditional rulers as promised by the state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde.
Makinde had in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said the traditional institution would soon begin to get 10 per cent of the net allocations due to the local government areas in their domains.
The governor was reported to have stated this in Egbeda Local Government in Ibadan on Saturday while addressing traditional rulers in the council area.
Reacting, the Bayo Adelabu Campaign Organisation advised the traditional rulers not to fall for his usual tricks to deceive the masses.
According to BACO statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, local administration under Governor Seyi Makinde has suffered a lot of setbacks compared to the past governments.
BACO noted that even the constitutional allocation, which was pegged at five per cent, has not been fully paid since as all funds allocated for the local government administration have been diverted by the current administration.
“How can the governor who had denied local governments in the state the allocations constitutionally due to them to run local government administration and even failed to pay the five per cent constitutional allocations as expected will pay his dubious proposed increase of 10 per cent?
“We heard some of the traditional rulers do go to their meetings on motorbikes via bad roads. All these sudden promises which would not be fulfilled are a ploy to woo the traditional rulers so they can get to the grassroots to win forthcoming elections,” BACO said
The Bayo Adelabu Campaign Organization hereby advises the traditional rulers and the entire good people of Oyo state never to listen to a second chapter of lies from Governor Seyi Makinde who always promises to build bridges where there are no rivers. We can recall that the same Seyi Makinde had earlier promised that his administration shall begin to export maize to Botswana which he is yet to harvest.