By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Oyo State chapter of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) has insisted that the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, has achieved nothing, but mere propaganda since his inauguration on May 29 this year.
Comrade Ayodeji Adigun, SPN Secretary in Oyo state, made this assertion while addressing journalists at a press conference held in Ibadan which was organized to x-ray the achievements of the Governor since his inauguration.
He said that Makinde had in the last few days been boasting of achieving some feats, including the ban of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), cancelation of the 3,000 compulsory levy at the public secondary schools, prompt payment of salaries and approval of 60 million naira as bursary for law students from the state among others.
However, Adigun in his reaction argued that none of the so-called achievements is to be celebrated.
Adigun said, “SPN is holding this press conference to call on the mass of workers, youths including the poor masses in the state that none of the so-called achievement is to be over-celebrated as they are individually and collectively tokenistic, cosmetic and aimed at wooing the sympathy among the mass of the poor people in the state in order to create a favourable condition through which the regime will hope to commence the implementation of its anti-poor policies.
He maintained that the governor has achieved nothing but mere propaganda.
“SPN welcome the cancellation of the N3, 000 and the entrance examination fees imposed on secondary school students and student transiting from primary to secondary respectively by the immediate past regime led by Senator Abiola Ajimobi in the state. We welcome the cancellation not only because it will bring a temporary relieve for the poor parents who are the direct victims of the imposed fees but most importantly because the introduction of the fees itself was in the first instance unjust and anti-people.