The Peoples Democratic Party Governorship candidate, Oladipupo Adebutu, has said no amount of last-minute appointments or award of contracts can save the state governor, Dapo Abiodun from defeat in the 2023 election.
Adebutu stated this on Sunday while speaking in Abeokuta at the unification meeting with new defectors from the All Progressives Congress, African Democratic Congress, Labour Party, and Allied People Moment.
The PDP governorship candidate faulted Abiodun’s recent appointments, consultations, and awards of road contracts.
Abiodun had appointed seven new commissioners and a deputy chief of staff. He also approved some road projects across the state ahead of the coming election.
Abiodun also approved the appointment of Liaison Officers for the 20 local government areas of the state and reconstituted boards of all the tertiary institutions in the state after three years.
But, reacting to the fresh appointments, Adebutu said no amount of consultation, last-minute appointments and approval of road contracts can save Abiodun from suffering the same fate Osun state governor Gboyega Oyetola suffered at the polls.
“This is a situation that you can describe as crying after spilt milk. The state has seen the truth. He (Abiodun) is just running around and crying, it is too late for him.
“Where was he (Abiodun) three years ago? He didn’t make these appointments that he is now making. he didn’t do these consultations three years ago, he is now making appointments when the tenure of his government is at the tail end.
“Why did he not care for the people for the last three years? He didn’t care for the hospitals, he did not care for the schools, he did not care about the roads three years ago and now he is doing palliatives, running up and down. All these are cosmetic surgeries, it is too late”, Adebutu said.
He insisted that, PDP is the only party that can save the state from what he called the “maladministration of APC”.
The chairman of the party, Sikirulai Ogundele while receiving the decampees, urged them to unite and work together in removing APC from power in 2023.