Oyo State gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 election, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has said Governor Seyi Makinde is yet to fulfill any of the promises the made to him as contained in the gentleman’s agreement reached between the duo.
Lanlehin, in a statement entitled Makinde Yet to Fulfill Promises, personally signed by him and made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the state capital, on Wednesday, explained that he did not request nor was he given any financial compensation for surrendering his mandate to support Makinde to upstage the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
He said rather than request anything from Makinde for withdrawing for him, he further committed his own resources to the prosecution of the guber election won by Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former Oyo South Senator said the inability of Makinde to honour the terms of their agreement might have been occasioned by “the very busy and demanding schedule of his state duties.”
Contrary to insinuation he might be planning to dump his party, Lanlehin said he “remains a committed member of ADC whose members worked assiduously and tirelessly in installing the Makinde government and expect participation in same as agreed before the said gubernatorial election.
Lanlehin explained that he withdrew for Makinde to prevent what happened in 2015 when all opposition parties could not choose one among them to remove the APC from office, leading to the emergence of Governor Abiola Ajimobi for a second term with just 32 per cent of the total votes cast.
He said he believed “very firmly that the Governor Makinde will fulfill the said terms as soon as he so decides,” wishing him “a resounding success in the performance of the onerous duties which providence has placed on his shoulders.”