Oyo State chapter of PDP warns banks to be wary of any deals they enter into with Ajimobi before he leaves

PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) officials in Oyo State have warned financial institutions dealing with the government not to honour any dubious transactions authorised by outgoing Governor Abiola Ajimobi as they fear he will empty the treasury before leaving.


Following this month's gubernatorial elections, Seyi Makinde of the PDP was elected Oyo State governor and will succeed Governor Ajimobi when his tenure ends on May 29. Unfortunately, however, it has become a tradition in Nigeria for outgoing governors to empty the coffers of their states before leaving office and it appears the PDP is wary of this happening in Oyo State.


Wary that Governor Ajimobi will use his last two months in office to authorise all sorts of bogus projects that will saddle the new governor with bogus debts, the PDP has warned banks and financial institutions to be wary. Akeem Olatunji, the publicity secretary of the Oyo State chapter of the PDP warned financial institutions against further transactions with Governor Ajimobi, telling them not to put their business at risk.


He also declared that the incoming administration of Mr Makinde will not honour dubious and non-transparent transactions. Over the last fortnight, the PDP has accused Governor Ajimobi of the All progressives Congress (APC), of signing all sorts of contracts, which the party says are suspicious.


Mr Olatunji said: “The PDP Oyo State chapter, sees last minute withdrawals from the state treasury, the award of suspicious contracts, loans, overdrafts and massive employment in the civil service without respect for laid down rules of engagement as a breach of public trust and orchestrated to create problems for the incoming PDP administration of the governor-elect Seyi Makinde. The PDP, therefore, warns financial institutions not to put their business at risk as the administration will not honour dubious and non-transparent transactions coming up towards the end of the outgoing APC government.


“PDP berated the Governor Ajimobi-led APC government for putting unbearable pressure on financial institutions and banks to grant frivolous overdrafts, loans and other instruments immediately Engineer Seyi Makinde emerged as the governor-elect. PDP further cautions civil servants in the state to always keep records of transactions and avoid an unholy alliance with politicians who have no carrier and names to protect.


He asked civil servants to be vigilant, protect files, documents and information at their disposal in their own interests. Mr Olatunji said anything contrary to this is against their oath of office and the laws which they swore to uphold.