The Executive Chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, Prince Dotun Oyelade, has responded to the allegation by Chief Akintola, SAN, that Governor Seyi Makinde does not have a think tank or pool of people who brainstorm for him.
Prince Oyelade at an inter-wards meeting in Ogbomoso at the Weekend noted that Chief Akintola engaged in serial criticisms and verbal attacks of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, but now claims to have been a member of the former Governor’s Think Tank.
The Veteran Broadcaster also challenged Chief Akintola to tell the public what caused the rift between former Governor Ajimobi and the head of his think tank, Professor Ademola Ariyo, which led to their parting ways before the end of that administration.
Prince Oyelade said it would be incorrect to say that Governor Makinde has no Management Team for COVID-19 just because he wisely chose to deploy proven Medical Professionals like Virologists, Epidemiologists and other experienced medicals of long standing who are globally recognized to advise him on the pandemic.
He further said it was unfair of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria to threaten not to release his financial palliative for vulnerable people in the State if Governor Makinde does not constitute a Management Team on COVID-19.
Prince Oyelade said Chief Akintola should emulate kind hearted people, including Ibadan Elders, who have contributed generously to the war against COVID-19 without any conditionalities.