The Oyo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)has hit back at Senator Abiola Ajimobi,the former governor of the State over his remark on the alleged missing cars towards the end of his administration.
Peoples Democratic Party asked Senator Ajimobi to stop playing to the gallery with his defence of elements in his government who allegedly took away cars and other items belonging to the state government.
The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, said that it was shameful to see the former Governor describing the monumental theft of government property by some persons as a “mundane issue.”
The statement read: “We read with serious consternation, comments credited to the former Governor of Oyo state, Senator Ajimobi, especially in respect of the dissolved local governments and the missing cars belonging to the state government.
“While we are very much aware that the state government is dealing with the twin issues with all the seriousness, we are, however, appalled by the statement credited to the former Governor, which amounts to a father attempting to pamper his child.
“There cannot be any ambiguity in the statement credited to the new Government on the issue of cars taken away by operatives of the last administration.
Some officials of the government have refused to return cars and other items belonging to the state after their tour of duty. That cannot be a matter to be celebrated or described as “mundane” by anyone.
“Should we classify theft as mundane because it was perpetrated by some political “demi god’s” who happened to serve a previous government?
“What is expected of Ajimobi is to prevail on his loyalists to return any property belonging to the state they might have illegally kept .
“Our people are not unaware of the series of landmines positioned on the path of the new government by the administration of Ajimobi . We are all witnesses to the series of last-minute spending and the refusal to cooperate with the transition committee. Those are not the antics of statesmen.
“We will also state it loud and clear that the PDP is not in doubt that the new driver in Oyo state is competent and ready to remove all cobwebs and cogs in the wheels of progress. We will all be witnesses to the success of this administration,he said