Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
SEQUEL to the clash of interest between the former Chairman of Disciplinary Committee of the Park Management System (PSM) in Oyo State, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, a.k.a Auxiliary, and Governor Seyi Makinde, the governor, has hinted why he sacked the former.
He said there can’t be two governments in a state.
The governor made the disclosure on Sunday, during a Thanksgiving servyice to commemorate his Omituntun 2.0, held at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan.
Stonix News recall that, Makinde, through his ex-Chief of Staff, Segun Ogunwuyi, last Tuesday, announced the dissolution of the PMS headed by the former NURTW boss.
Oyo State Police Command, on the other hand, declared Auxiliary wanted in connection with cases of attempted murder, causing grievous harm, arms dealing, murder, armed robbery within Oyo State and kidnapping at Oke-ogun and Ibarapa axis of the state.
The governor said he wielded the big stick by dissolving PMS, adding no meaningful activity can take place in an atmosphere of insecurity.
He assured that government would do all necessary reforms in PMS to ensure those fomenting trouble were engaged.
The governor said, “Before the last election, it wasn’t as if there was no thugs but we called them and told them the new Oyo State we want.
“We don’t want them to fight themselves, we don’t want fight to break from our garages every time.
“We told them, don’t fight anybody. if we are re-elected, we shall ensure we unite you so that everyone can get what belongs to him or her for people and the government to operate in the atmosphere of peace.
“But one of them said he can’t work with others, so I said two governments cannot operate in the state, there will only be one government.”
The governor said it took the grace of God for all his achievements in his first term, noted that the most important thing in Omituntun 2.0 is the upgrade of condition of the people.
He said government would do everything possible to make the upgrade seemlessly and provide atmosphere for people to comply.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State government has announced the replacement of former PSM boss, Auxilliary with Alhaji Oluwatomiwa Omolewa, former PMS Secretary, as the new Chairman.
Alhaji Kasali Ajisafe Lawal aka Baba Bola is to serve as the secretary.
According to the Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Sulaimon Olanrewaju, the appointment is part of the re-organisation of the PMS embarked on by the state government.