By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan
Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde has acknowledged he by no means interfered with the appointments of judges, including he solely ensured due course of was adopted to the letter within the train.
The Governor, who acknowledged this whereas internet hosting Oyo Muslim Ummah at his residence in Ibadan, added his authorities has continued to be truthful and simply to all religions.
He stated he has all the time ensured benefit and excellence have been thought of for appointments and recruitments within the state.
He added though some parts had been attempting to trigger confusion alongside non secular traces, they haven’t been profitable as a result of the federal government has been clear and truthful.
He stated somewhat than dissipate power on non secular variations residents of the state ought to unite to battle the challenges of poverty and starvation, which, based on him, know no faith.
Makinde stated: “I didn’t intrude within the issues of judges however I all the time wish to know those that will probably be appointed due to the approval I have to make – to know if due course of was adopted and that has been my method.”
The Governor equally challenged these alleging he wrote a letter to dam a specific individual from being appointed as a choose within the state to provide the letter, including his focus has all the time been on benefit, capability and efficiency.
“If they are saying I wish to block a specific individual, am I God? I used to be alleged to have written a letter indicating that the appointments of 1 Muslim and three Christians must be balanced out.
“We simply completed fasting and I’m saying earlier than you that once they got here to satisfy me, I insisted that the person who got here first within the interview have to be included. I didn’t even know if the individual was a Christian or a Muslim.
“As a matter of reality, those that know me know I don’t take into account faith in my appointments. My focus is all the time on benefit, efficiency and supply.
“So, I problem anybody that noticed such a letter anyplace within the system both from me or the Lawyer-Basic, to carry the letter out. I wish to see it.
“Once we went for the PDP, South-West Congress, the 2 highly effective positions, which they gave to us – the zonal chairmanship and girls chief slot, have been occupied by Muslims and that was the latest factor we have now performed.
“In constructing our state, the best challenges we have now to battle are poverty and starvation as a result of different issues are straight beneath the 2. And the 2 issues don’t know faith,” the Governor added.