End SARS: AD Chieftain, Alao blasts Makinde over donation of N100m for damaged Soun’s palace

A chieftain of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Oyo State, Engineer Oyedele Hakeem Alao, has condemned Governor Seyi Makinde of the state over the donation of N100m to the Soun of Ogbomoso for the rehabilitation of a portion of his palace partially destroyed on Sunday.

DAILY POST remembers that some offended protesters had on Sunday invaded the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi and destroyed some property.

Makinde who visited the palace on Monday introduced the donation of N100m for the rehabilitation of the broken portion of the palace.

He additionally introduced the sum of N1m every for households of those that misplaced their lives in the course of the protests.

However Oyedele Hakeem Alao has faulted the choice of the Governor for donating N100m for the rehabilitation of a broken portion of the palace. He described the donation as reckless spending, contemplating the monetary state of affairs of the state.

Alao, who contested the gubernatorial election on the platform of AD in 2019 normal elections, added that the state isn’t buoyant to the purpose of doling out 2 per cent of month-to-month allocation to restore some broken property on the palace.

The AD chieftain in an announcement made out there to DAILY POST on Friday by his Media Aide, Omotayo Iyanda, declared that as an excellent public finance supervisor, it’s improper for Makinde to only deep his hand into public coffers and spend recklessly.

He mentioned, “Within the wake of the #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso, the palace of our aged royal father was badly vandalized out of unmitigated anger by our irate youth. Our father, Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oyewumi Ajagungbade, had little or no energy to mitigate the state of affairs.

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“It’s commendable that our governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde promptly visited Ogbomoso land however it’s appalling that Governor Makinde could possibly be so reckless once more to publicly announce N100m for the rehabilitation of the broken parts of the palace. Oyo State authorities isn’t buoyant to the purpose of doling out virtually 2% of its month-to-month allocation. Curiously, N1m was introduced to be donated to the households of those who misplaced their lives.

“We aren’t saying our governor shouldn’t help our royal father’s palace or the opposite folks. What we’re saying is that there are higher different methods to come back to the help of the folks in misery. Our governor can attraction to the indigenes of Ogbomoso and different Oyo State residents to come back collectively to rescue the state of affairs. As an excellent public finance supervisor, you don’t simply deep your hand into public coffers and spend recklessly”.

Alao added that the Finish SARS protests throughout the nation isn’t all about banning SARS however an expression of the peoples’ anger towards dangerous governance.

“It is vitally apparent that this mass protest considerably by our youths throughout the nation isn’t solely about “Finish SARS” however is an expression of the peoples’ anger towards dangerous governance, widespread corruption, unemployment, nepotism, cronyism, growing value of dwelling, insecurity, poor infrastructure and lack of primary human necessity of meals, housing and first rate allowance. It’s crystal clear from the protests throughout the nation that the Nigerians are attending to the climax of their endurance. It’s disheartening and harmful that the protests should not have clear management but.

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‘That is worrisome as it’s virtually an identical to the Arab upspring of 2011. President Muhammadu Buhari, all members of the political class, our royal fathers, spiritual leaders and civil society teams ought to rise as much as save this nation from the stroke of fireside that would engulf it so quickly.

“Nevertheless, it’s not sufficient to only scrap SARS and provide you with one other police formation within the title of SWAT simply three days after the disbandment of the dreaded SARS. And worse nonetheless, the IGP Muhammed Adamu has acknowledged that some members of the disbanded SARS are nonetheless going to be re-integrated into the brand new SWAT.

“The query is: do we’d like a brand new police formation proper now? What have we finished with different formations not scrapped? Is scrapping the true motion wanted to get a accountable corrupt-free policing in Nigeria? What in regards to the enormous value of organising a brand new police formation? Will the brand new set-up be capable of face the challenges of the insecurity within the nation? How will the IGP monitor the brand new formation to make sure it doesn’t revert to SARS antics? Are there going to be common programs for the members of the SWAT workforce on human behaviour and civility?”.

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