Official Vehicles: Senator Ajimobi misrepresented facts – Oyo Govt

Oyo State Government has said that the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, misrepresented facts as regards the vehicles allegedly carted away by officials of his government.

The former governor had during an interview with newsmen on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration said his aides paid for the vehicles they took away.

Responding, Governor Seyi Makinde in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Taiwo Adisa, insisted that the former governor mixed up the facts of the matter.

“There should be no ambiguity about this issue of missing or stolen cars. The alarm raised by the government of Engineer Seyi Makinde on the unprecedented looting of official vehicles has nothing to do with cars that were legally sold or boarded to the different officials of the past administration”.

“The vehicles we are concerned about are official cars carted away without legal instruments. Contrary to the statement of former Governor Ajimobi, many of the vehicles carted away illegally are new and in working conditions”.

Governor Makinde queried whether it is possible to classify a vehicle procured in February of this year as an old car just a few months after it was purchased.

The statement adds that the illegally taken away vehicles were not paid for by those involved.

The statement restates government’s commitment to ensuring that all the vehicles illegally taken away are recovered.

Iyabo Adebisi

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