By Peter Ayoade
A chieftain of the ruling party and gubernatorial aspirant in 2019 election in Oyo State, Engr. Femi Babalola has condemned the norm of appointing technocrats to manage sensitive political offices.
Engr. Jogor made the lamentation while featuring on Fresh FM Political Circuit anchored by Isaac Brown on Saturday.
Engr. Babalola made reference to the past administrations in the state such as Lam Adesina, Rasheed Ladoja and Alao Akala who all appointed grassroot politicians as the Secretary to the State Government which include Chief Michael Koleoso, Oloye Sarafadeen Alli and Chief Olakojo respectively and noted that they all performed wonderfully well while in office.
He stressed that SSG is a sensitive position that should be handled by grassroot politicians who understand local politics and can easily identify competent party members who worked effortlessly for the emergence of any government in power.
Speaking further, Femi Babalola also castigated bringing people who didn’t work on the field for the success of a political party to serve as SSG, commissioners when the government is inaugurated.
According to him while expressing his opinions, the appointment of Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun who is not a politician as the SSG by Engr. Seyi Makinde cannot be overemphasized among the factors that are militating against fast growth and development of the state.