The party made this claim in a statement made accessible to BrandNewsDay on Monday and released by the State Secretary, Alhaji Tajudeen Olanite.
The governor was accused by the opposition party of utilizing state resources to support thugs who have been implicated in the murder of certain state residents.
The APC came out against a threat to assassinate Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, who is also the head of the Senate Committee on Local Content and the party’s candidate for governor of the state in 2023.
He continued by saying that the governor was silent while Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, also known as “Auxiliary,” who was chosen by Makinde to serve as the chairman of the disciplinary committee for the Oyo State Government’s Park Management System in February 2020, threatened Folarin’s life in a popular video.
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The party claims that viral video footage on social media over the past few days have made the threat to Folarin’s life by Auxiliary known to the general public.
Governor Seyi Makinde does not deserve to serve a second term in office, part of the statement said. He has caused our beloved state to regress in terms of thuggery and hooliganism during his final first term, which the late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor, successfully controlled for eight years.
“Apart from the threat to the life of the Distinguished Senator Folarin, the same Mukaila Auxiliary and scores of his thugs have clamped down on the billboards and posters of the opposition parties, especially the leading opposition party in the state.
“Auxiliary has been leading heavily armed thugs to destroy APC billboards and posters in different parts of Ibadan and the state.
“The billboard destruction by Auxiliary and his thugs, engaged by the PDP government in Oyo State is tagged: ‘Operation Destroy APC Billboard and Posters’. They have also started the destruction of shops at Dugbe Alawo and Ogunpa, being operated by people they believed are not favorably disposed to the second-term bid of Governor Makinde.
“It is an attempt to silence opposition and turn Oyo into a one-party state. The PDP-led administration is very intolerant of opposition in the state because they know that they have failed woefully, and they don’t have any good thing to offer the good people of the state.
“But we have a mandate to rescue the state from the hands of these clueless, distracted, promise-breaking rookies in governance and promoters of thuggery fellows. We shall not be deterred by their antics. We shall ensure the liberation of the good people of this state from the claws of these political hawks that have been reported to be in government to steal, kill and destroy.”
Alhaji Tajudeen Olanite, the state secretary for the APC, added that Governor Makinde disregarded the foundation for peace and serenity built by a previous governor of this state who served on the APC platform for eight years within nine months of taking office.
“So, if Auxiliary and his men can be going around to make people cry during the first term of Governor Makinde, who wants a second term in office, the situation will definitely be worse if he wins the second term. The reign of impunity will go to the next level, which will definitely be a monumental setback for Oyo State. We should not allow this to happen.
“We, therefore, call on the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State and the Inspector-General of Police on the threat to the life of a three-term senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a former Senate Leader in the National Assembly to do the needful.”