Akintola stated this recently in an interactive session with online journalists in Oyo State.
According to him: “We made our mistake in APC due to lack of native intelligence and appraisal. So, when the Governor came on board without a plan; and he is using de-marketing and populism against us. But unfortunately for him, he has people like me to contend with.”
He further said: “Look at what happened to us in the progressive; we left our doors opened and the thieves came poaching everything. Look at where we are now. The governor capitalizes on our failure”
“Having said that, the Seyi Makinde-led administration has no template and no think-tank as far as governing the state is concerned. What we have been using in the state is the template by Senator Rashidi Ladoja, and as expounded by former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”
Akintola, however, acknowledged the fact that Governor Makinde has been doing some things which can further aid the development of the state, adding that the present administration has done some good things in terms of the physical development of the state.
“I am not a disco critics who will not see anything good in his opponent. When he does anything good, I will commend him and when he does anything contrary to expectations, I will stand up to condemn him.
“My principles go beyond party loyalty and truth is constant,” He stated.
Continuing, SAN explained that: “Makinde took the right steps as far as his decision to rehabilitate the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba; Agbowo Shopping Complex and the Ajoda New Town which is a project initiated by the administration of General David Jemibewon in 1976.
“I do commend Makinde, even to the discomfiture of some members of my own political party. I am not a disco critique. I will always say the truth, not minding whose ox is gored. Where he does well, I will praise him and where he fails, I will condemn him. I will not act because I am in the APC.
“People don’t appreciate good governance, it was a social problem created by society due to lack of proper appraisal. It is not enough to have a university degree as ideas rule the world. There are many people who are educated but not articulate.”
Speaking on his ambition in 2023, Akintola said he has paid his dues and, however suitably qualified to be the next governor of the state.
“I ceded the governorship slot to the late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi, even when Senator Tinubu offered him the ticket on a platform of gold,” He added.