The Lawmakers elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) in the State of Osun House of Assembly have accused the Governor, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola of partisanship in his relationship with the legislature.
In a press statement which was signed by the Minority Leader of the House, Hon Kofoworola Babajide Adewunmi, described the recent meeting of the Governor with the House as false and misleading to the public.
“The Minority Caucus in the Osun State House of Assembly observes the deliberate attempt by Governor Gboyega Oyetola to misled the public on his recent engagement with certain lawmakers’ in the State.”
“Our caucus notes that Governor Oyetola, in his usual partisan pandering, met with only lawmakers elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) as against the false impression that the meeting has every member of the House in attendance.”
Hon. Kofoworola further asserts that the hostility of the Governor to the opposition lawmakers is an open secret.
“While the hostility of Governor Oyetola to opposition lawmakers in the State is no longer a secret, we considers this clarification necessary to correct the erroneous impression that the false narrative is capable of creating.”
“As opposition lawmakers focused on serving the interest of our respective constituents and the entire Osun People, we finds the practice of Governor Oyetola to reduce State issue to a partisan affair as an belittling of his Office, undemocratic and a sign of intolerance.”
“Nevertheless the posture of Governor Oyetola to differing views, we assures constituents and the good People of Osun State that we will never accept to be silenced, and in accordance with the mandate freely given to us, continue to ask that the right thing is done and resources count for the benefit of all, irrespective of partisan leaning.”
“We therefore calls on Governor Oyetola to respect the right of our People to choose their representatives, and as such, resists from his petty and undemocratic approach to shutout opposition voices from governance.”