The All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 election, Chief Bayo Adelabu, held a media parley to commence a 5-day events to celebrate his 50th birthday.
Scores of media professionals across the states were present at his Best Western Hotel, Ibadan alongside other dignitaries on Thursday, 24th September 2020.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor while justifying the reason for the Media Parley, Adebayo Adelabu said he considered journalists as the best set of people to celebrate with on the first day of the 5-day events for the celebration of his 50th year on earth.
Adelabu who reiterated his plan to contest at the forthcoming 2023 governorship election in the state rated the oyo state government led by Engineer Seyi Makinde low in terms of performance and deliverance of manifesto.
According to him, “Everything this administration promised the people of the state is still on their wish list 16 months after coming on board. With the caliber of people that have returned to APC, no party can stand the way of our party.
“No state needs a governor before salary is paid. When salary is paid through statutory allocations and it goes straight to the Accountant General, they take it to the bank and they pay. Why must that be the major achievement of any governor?
“And when you embark too much on populist programmes, which, in most cases, are not always giving the state sustainable development, it is more about immediate consumption.
“Populist programmes are short-lived. Within a short period, people will know that this man doesn’t really have so much to offer in terms of sustainable infrastructural development.
“It is going to two years now, can you point at one or two major projects that this government has completed? Everything is still on their wish list and if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”
Chief Bayo Adelabu lost the 2019 gubernatorial election umbrella of APC current governor of the state, Engnr. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party.