The Oyo state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the skillful, quick-witted approach of the state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde for handling the #EndSARS protests in a hostilistic manner so much that both the State government and the youths found a common ground to finally bring an end to the protest and restoring peace and normalcy back to the pacesetter’s state.
The Statement reads:
“We as a political party wish to express our gratitude to the good people of Oyo state especially our youths who have shown to the world their strength of unity during the #EndSARS protest.
“The return of peace and normalcy to our dear state could not have been possible if the angry youths didn’t show the capacity to give peace a chance upon their love, genuineness of purpose, transparency, honesty, and integrity of governor Seyi Makinde in the entire peace process.
“As much as we wish not to mention our suspicion yet, we have credible reasons to believe that Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) might have taking advantage of the protest to rein its second wave of chaos on innocent citizens under the guise of protesters.
“It is a public knowledge how the opposition party in the state attempted to forcefully take over local government administration across the 33 local governments and the 35 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) using its federal collaborators.
“It is also a public knowledge that a serving senator during the protracted ALGON face off with the Seyi Makinde led government, that a serving Senator from Oyo state bragged about setting traps which they expected would perfect their evil plans to forcefully take over local government administration but was again averted by Makinde’s mind blowing crisis management skills.
“Oyo state residents especially the youths have demonstrated their trust in the leadership of our pragmatic governor who has continued to achieve greater feats in crisis management ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic which the state was gradually recovering from to the #EndSARA protest.
“Just when Governor Makinde’s colleagues from other southwest states hurriedly declared curfew on their citizens, our governor stood tall by refraining from joining the bandwagon and going into the protesting crowd to have a direct interface with the youths leading to the quick restoration of peace and normalcy in the state ahead other states.
“It was evident that the youths who were peacefully protesting against bad government and bad governance under the present APC led federal government were infiltrated in the state to cause the recorded mayhem to make it look as if they had any grudges against widely commended Governor Seyi Makinde.
“Our joy and happiness rest in the pride Governor Makinde’s sterling performance has earned us a political party in the state and we want to implore the opposition party to desist forthwith from politics of bitterness in their quest to wage political battle against the peoples mandate.
“Oyo state belongs to all of us regardless of political affiliations and we must as a matter of duty to our dear state help a performing government such as the Seyi Makinde led PDP government to enable it do more for its people.”