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Islamic Blasts Governor Makinde For Inscribing His Name On Mosque

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Islamic group, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has said that Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has no right to rename the rebuilt Adogba Central Mosque in Iwo Road Ibadan, which his administration demolished in 2020 after himself.

MURIC warned Makinde to remove his name from the mosque before next Saturday’s Governorship election.

Ishaq Akintola, the MURIC Executive Director, stated this in a statement on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Akintola said, “Our attention has been drawn to the name of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, which has been conspicuously printed on the newly rebuilt Adogba Central Mosque, Iwo Road, Ibadan. It’s an insult to the corporate dignity of the Muslim community of Oyo State, in particular, and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria.

“Makinde has no moral right to name the mosque after himself because it was a replacement of the original mosque, which was demolished by him.

“MURIC advised the governor to effect the change before the gubernatorial election on Saturday to avoid a protest vote.

“It doesn’t belong to him. It’s an attempt to rewrite history.”

Meanwhile, the Governorship election will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023, across some states in Nigeria.

Oyo Assembly Pass Makinde’s 2023 N310.4 Billion Budget Into Law

Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly have passed a total of three hundred and ten billion, four hundred and thirty-two million, five hundred thousand naira (N310,432,500,000.00) as budget for the year 2023.

DAILY POST reports that the budget was passed by the lawmakers on Thursday, December 22, 2022, in Ibadan.

The plenary was presided over by the Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin.

The 2023 budget proposal was presented to the lawmakers by Governor Seyi Makinde on the 3rd of November, 2022.

The lawmakers passed the budget after the presentations of the reports of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Finance, and Appropriation headed by Akeem Mustapha.

Ogundoyin, who spoke shortly after the passage, commended his colleagues for painstakingly scrutinizing and working on the budget proposal.

He described the efforts as a collective sacrifice aimed at ensuring that the next fiscal year is better than the outgoing year.

Ogundoyin said, “We worked round the clock, especially during the budget defence exercise held between the 16th November and 5th December, 2022 for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Oyo State Government.

“Without the commitment of the management and staff of the Assembly, not much would have been achieved. We appreciate everyone’s contribution no matter how small.

“This has helped in no small measure in the successes recorded by the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly in 2022”.

Ayu Must Go! Oyo Governor Makinde Vows To Stick With Team Wike

Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, has vowed he would not work for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate Abubakar Atiku should Sen. Iyorchia Ayu remains national chairman of the party.

Makinde declared this while featuring on Southwest Political Circuit, a popular programme on Fresh 105.9 FM Ibadan on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

In a veiled answer to a question on whether he would work for Atiku should Ayu remain the national chairman, Makinde said he would only work for PDP candidates from Oyo State in 2023 if the status quo remains.

When reminded the presidential election comes together with that of National Assembly, the Governor assured that voters are more politically conscious than before, stressing that they vote for candidates of their choice when necessary.

Makinde, who is a staunch member of the Governor Nyesom Wike’s group of five Governors, explained they would not back down from the demand that a southerner must be allowed to occupy the position of national chairman of the party.

He said: “The Governors of southern Nigeria came together across party lines to say power should return to the South in 2023.

“For peace, equity, justice, progress, and fairness, we asked that after eight years of presidency in the North, let it come to the South for inclusivity. Taking into cognizance the unity of this country and for people of the South to feel the inclusiveness here, we did that.

“We got to our own presidential convention, my party chose a northerner as its candidate. We said fair enough, commit to few things. Commit that positions will be spread across the geo-political zones.

“If my party selects a northern candidate and we are saying do some things and if they are not listening to us, we will focus on winning our elections in Oyo State. I, Seyi Makinde, will not stay in my comfort zone, if the needful is not done. I am not a slave in this country but we still have the time.

“We will score 100 per cent in Oyo State. The people have made up their minds to vote for us because they have tasted several governments in Oyo State.

“Oyo State people will not vote to be in slavery because lean freedom is better than fat slavery.”

Source: Daily Post

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