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OYO: Gov-elect Makinde inaugurates 10-man transition committee

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The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) Governor-elect in Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde has inaugurated a 10-man transition committee with former Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Hosea Ayoola Agboola, announced as the chairman.

Deputy chairman of the committee and PDP candidate for Oyo central senatorial district, Chief Luqman Bisi Ilaka, made the announcement on behalf of Makinde in Ibadan, the state capital, on Wednesday.

Other members of the committee according to Ilaka included; Honourable Debo Ogundoyin, Mrs. Oyedijo Bosede Ayo-Famola, secretary, Miss Ololade Ajibola, Mr Adeniyi Afees Babatunde, Barrister Seun Ashamu, Dr B.V. Bello, and Mr Wale Adepoju.

Ilaka in a statement also revealed the names of about 20 sub committees who will work with the main committee and the transition committee to be inaugurated by the current administration.

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He, however, advised the Governor-elect “to request that the outgoing administration should refrain from the following actions which might be injurious to the financial health of the state.”

The move comes after the All Progressive Congress APC, in a petition filed before the Oyo State Election Petitions Tribunal by its governorship candidate Mr. Adebayo Adelabu alongside his party state chairman, Chief Akin Oke, prayed the tribunal to overturn Makinde’s victory.

Moments after filing the petition, Mr. Oke said; “I want to repeat what I said concerning the outcome of the last governorship election. First, I want to greet all the people who genuinely voted for us. But where there is a genuine case of fraud, of course why not go to court?

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