From James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta
Ogun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) has advised the immediate past governor of the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to channel his energy towards extricating himself from the web of stealing proffered against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) rather than condemning the people-oriented programmes and projects of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s government in the state.
This was contained in a statement issued by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sola Lawal, who stated that “this is the noble course to take by the former governor, instead of distracting the people’s governor from the task of rebuilding all that he (Daniel) dismantled in the state.”
Daniel had vowed to unseat the Ibikunke Amosun’s administration for rubbishing his legacies but the APC, said “it is regrettable that pariahs, who ought to be behind bars for sundry unmitigated crimes against the people, were pontificating on the way forward for the same hapless people.
“Whereas the Amosun administration has been adjudged as the best in recent times in the annals of governance in the state, forces of retrogression could still hold firmly the levers of obstinate denials.
“The infrastructural, health , educational, agricultural and other transformations witnessed in Ogun state since assumption of office of the Amosun government and widespread endorsement of these programmes by the people speak volume on the eagerness of Ogun people to cut a final break from a past of mesmerizing oppression by elected people,” the party added.
The party stated further that “the eight locust years of the Daniel’s administration left a legacy of executive pilfering, brigandage, huge proliferation of arms among youths, widespread dejection among the people and a general air of hopelessness.”Despite the verifiable heavy investment by the Amosun administration in life – changing infrastructural rebirth, the government has only incurred a debt of N37.9 billion as at March 2014, a feat that stands in sharp contrast to over N90 billion debt profile left by the Daniel marauders in their wake and out of which the former governor is being tried by EFCC for looting over N200 million,” it stated.