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‘I slotted the construction of Eruwa road into the budget, govt didn’t drop a dime’ Oyo Speaker, Ogundoyin’s Statement Creates Political Storm

‘ Oloun, Ijoba o fi 1Naira sile, gbogbo ona ta shey, owo mi ni mo na!’ The Speaker of the Oyo House of Assembly, Debo Ogundoyin made this statement in Yoruba where he alleged that the Government did not approve the construction of Eruwa road and that he spent his personal money on the road, in fact he claimed to have actually smuggled the construction into the budget.


This revelation is causing ripples in Oyo State political space with the opposition having a field day, taunting Governor Seyi Makinde with the awkward revelation from the Speaker.


Political pundits had earlier predicted doom for the Speaker, son of late billionaire, Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin as it was reported that his kinsmen had threatened a show down, alleging he influenced nothing meaningful towards the town in their four years administration.


The Speaker who was trying to absolve himself of any blame was spotted under a tree meeting with his constituents where he informed them of the role he played.


The video circulated like a wildfire and there was absence in the camp of Governor Seyi Makinde indicating that the Governor’s handlers adopted silence as a mode of crisis management.


It was later revealed that the Governor approved and released mobilization funds for the construction of the road some days after the video went viral.


The fate of the Oyo Assembly Speaker, Debo Ogundoyin hangs in the balance as neither the Governor nor his kinsmen are revealing their next move toward his re election.

Ahead 2023; Makinde Dumps Deputy, Favours Bayo Lawal As Running Mate

The Deputy-Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan has become the first victim of restructuring within the PDP in Oyo State towards the coming election in 2023.


The story around the State is that Governor Seyi Makinde who is claimed to have had a long, silent battle with his Deputy, Rauf Olaniyan is said to have jilted him and has picked one of his trusted men within the party to co-pilot their mission towards 2023.


There had been talks about the issue with the Governor and his Deputy.


Olaniyan who comes from Oke-Ogun part of Oyo State has been alleged of disloyalty.


The politician who claimed to have met the Governor at a time he was also planning to contest as a Governor had been seen frolicking with the APC lately, spurring some tales about his mission and plans towards 2023.


The Executive Chairman of the Oyo State Housing Corporation, Barrister Bayo Lawal has been tipped as the right replacement for the Deputy-Governor.


The news was not surprising to political pundits in the State who had witnessed how the relationship between Makinde and his Deputy became frosty.

‘I Will Not Disappoint You’ Seyi Makinde Tells Oyo People (thanks Ladoja, Lanlehin others)

The Oyo State Governor-elect, Engineer Seyi Makinde has vowed not to disappoint the people of Oyo State.

He made this vow when he addressed a press conference today, 11th March, 2019 at his residence in Ikolaba GRA, Ibadan.

Accompanied by his wife, Omini, deputy governor-elect, Engineer Raufu Olaniyan, Senator-elect for Oyo South senatorial district, Dr Kola Balogun, PDP chieftain, Alhaja Bose Adedibu and other members of the House Representatives and State Assembly.

Makinde who will be the only governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the south-west also commended the people of Oyo state for their resilience, determination and doggedness.

His words, “the political struggle of the past few weeks by the people of Oyo State, particularly the elections which took place on Saturday leading to my being elected as your next governor come May this year, reminds me of the Agbekoya struggle of 1968.

He also thanked the likes of Chief Rasheed Ladoja, Senator Femi Lanlehin, Barrister Sharafadeen Alli and many others whom he claimed collapsed their structures to work for him.