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2023: SDP guber candidate threatens to sue Makinde over alleged land acquisition

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The Social Democratic Occasion (SDP) gubernatorial candidate within the 2023 basic elections in Oyo State, Barrister Michael Lana has threatened to sue Governor Seyi Makinde of the state over what he described as unlawful acquisition of land.

Lana, a former Legal professional Normal and Commissioner for Justice within the state alleged that some lands have been taken over by the current administration led by Makinde.

The SDP candidate, who spoke on Wednesday, defined that the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) authorities led by Makinde had disadvantaged over 5,000 villagers within the state of their proper.

Lana made these disclosures whereas talking throughout a program organised by the Political Fee of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Oyo State chapter, tagged “One on one with Oyo Staff”.

The SDP candidate, whereas addressing the employees, stated he deliberate to interact the federal government on setback giving to the outer ring highway which was initially 75 meters and elevated to 500 meters by the current administration within the state.

Lana insisted that he’ll assessment acquisition of land acquired without cost commerce zone from Guru Mahara Ji to boundary between Oyo and Ogun States alongside the Lagos/Ibadan expressway when he turns into the governor in Might 2023.

He added that it’s mistaken underneath the regulation to acquired land for a specific function and use it for an additional function.

Lana stated, “The setback have disadvantaged over 5,000 villagers of their land, I’ll reverse it if I turn out to be the governor, and if I don’t win, I’ll nonetheless sue the federal government.

“You can’t simply take individuals’s land for personal funding, it’s illegal and unlawful.

“If I turn out to be the governor, I’ll create anti-land grabbing regulation which is able to struggle for the fitting of our residents freed from cost in order that they’ll get their land again from any land grabbers, if you’d like anyone’s land, inform them, pay for it, and they’re going to promote it to you”.