Lanlehin’s withdrawal from coalition, an appeal for caution — RMG

AN appeal has gone to all the actors who worked for the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to remain committed to the coalition’s agreement in the interest of the people of the state.

The appeal was made by the Rescue Mission Group (RMG) of Oyo State, in a statement by the leader of the group, Prince Tunji Adeoye, after the group’s top leadership meeting in Ibadan.

According to the statement made available to newsmen by the group’s media spokesman, Marufh Bello, the appeal became necessary following the “alleged withdrawal of Senator Olufemi Lanlehin from the coalition that has given the people of Oyo State the opportunity of liberation from the pangs of All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state.”

The group maintained that all the actors in the coalition, including Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Senator Lanlehin, Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli, Bolaji Ayorinde and others made a great sacrifice to put the government in place.

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“According to the statement allegedly released by the Media Bureau of Senator Lanlehin, the said withdrawal of Lanlehin was hinged on the reluctance of the governor to implement the terms of the coalition agreement. However, from our observation, the governor, Makinde, is not a kind of person that will not stay true to agreement and making sure all are involved in running the state.”

It stressed that, “considering the magnitude of the sacrifice made by the above actors and other groups who worked for the success of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, it would be a disservice and can bring forth a setback if anybody thought pulling out of the coalition was normal at this point in time.

“Pulling out of the coalition or thinking about it now is too early and can be dangerous for the nascent emancipation of the people of the state and their collective good.

“We, therefore, appeal to Senator Lanlehin and people contemplating pulling out from the coalition to reconsider their steps and let us be patient with the governor for the collective interest and survival of the people of Oyo State,” the RMG stated.

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