Governor Seyi Makinde has been asked to stop abusing or using foul language against predecessors.
Former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala made this known while speaking with reporters at the empowerment programme organized by the lawmaker representing Oyo North in the red chamber, Sen. Fatal Buhari in Iseyin on Thursday.
Makinde, had while inaugurating the Light-Up Oyo project 2 in Ogbomoso on Wednesday, had stressed that his administration was delivering on its campaign promise to use the state’s resources to impact the people of the state. Judging by his administration’s achievements, the governor took a swipe at the opposition and vowed that “charlatans” would no longer govern Oyo State.
Asked to respond to Makinde’s jibe, Alao-Akala said: “I don’t believe he said that. If he said that he is making a mistake. You don’t address your predecessors as charlatans. You don’t do that. It is unstatesmanly. You just have to talk like a statesman that he is going to be after he must have left office.
“You would see the way we have been addressing him. None of us who has been in that office before has ever addressed him that he is not doing very well. He is doing his best. The best may not be enough for the people. When it is time for campaign, we will campaign. But don’t use that word ‘charlatan’ was unstatesmanly for him to use.”