Makinde must obey rule of law, says APC

The Punch - - NEW YEAR - Wale Oye­wale, Ibadan

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress in Oyo State has told Gov­er­nor Seyi Makinde he must re­spect the rule of law to ful­fil his elec­toral prom­ises.

In its New Year mes­sage by its state Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary, Ab­du­lazeez Olatunde, on Tues­day, the op­po­si­tion party re­minded the gov­er­nor of his com­mit­ment to the wel­fare of work­ers in the state.

Olatunde said, “We be­lieve that if Ek­iti, Kaduna, La­gos and a host of other APC states have started pay­ment of the new na­tional min­i­mum wage, noth­ing stops Oyo State Gov­ern­ment from pay­ing it.

“Of im­por­tance is the rule of law with which democ­racy thrives. When ac­tors obey the rule of law, the beauty of democ­racy is ap­pre­ci­ated.

“It glad­dens one to read that Gov­er­nor Seyi Makinde is be­ing quoted to have said that he would not be ashamed to re­verse him­self where he had erred, hence our ad­vice to the gov­er­nor to con­sider toe­ing the line of no­bil­ity and states­man­ship by al­low­ing sacked lo­cal gov­ern­ment chair­men and coun­cil­lors to ex­er­cise their man­date. This does not di­min­ish your power.”

The APC urged the state gov­ern­ment to pay more at­ten­tion to waste dis­posal to curb out­break of dis­eases, adding that in­fras­truc­tural devel­op­ment and youth devel­op­ment were also key.

Photo: Stan­ley Ogidi

•Com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties on Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, La­gos Is­land… on Tues­day.

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