President, Rights Monitoring Group (RMG), Comrade Olufemi Akinbule Aduwo, has called on citizens of Ogun State to commend rather than condemn the programmes initiated by the siting governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Aduwo, in a statement made available to Global Excellence on Tuesday, noted that Amosun should be commended in many ways, especially for re-positioning the state into an economic hub and tackling infrastructural deficit.
“We cannot seek to humiliate a man just because of political differences. We must do the right thing right. Amosun had been able to stimulate investments in Ogun State in the past eight years, therefore, his developmental efforts must be acknowledged,” Aduwo states.
Highlighting some of Amosun’s achievements during his eight years as governor, Aduwo, who is currently the permanent representative of CCDI to ECOSCO/ United Nations and President of Centre for Convention on Democratic integrity (CCDI), said that Governor Amosun should be applauded “for addressing the climate change effects in Ogun State regarding the deliberate afforestation initiative in collaboration with the private sector.”
“The preservation of Aworo forest by Larfarge about 100,000 trees would be planted would go a long way to enhance the ecosystem and green economy. This is a commendable initiative by Amosun,” Aduwo added.
Meanwhile, Aduwo used the opportunity to caution the incoming governor of the State, Prince
Dapo Abiodun, against politicising what is purely a development initiative of his predecessor, which, he alludes, could be detrimental to Ogun State wellbeing.
“I learnt the incoming governor and the State’s chapter of APC had given a directive to banks not to engage in new financial transactions with Amosun. Firstly, neither APC or the governor-elect, under the law, is allowed to give directives against a sitting government. Mr. Dapo Abiodun should wait till he is sworn in on May 29 when his words would become law. He can only monitor events from the sidelines now,” stressed Aduwo who urged Abiodun not to allow external influence derail his relationship with the out going governor.