Governor Seyi Makinde has said that those who criticized him for traveling to the United States are empty.

Members of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, had berated Makinde for sitting abroad while insecurity reigns supreme in the state.

Makinde, who returned to Ibadan Monday evening, stated this during the annual inter-faith service to mark the beginning of 2021. “We are starting this year in good spirits. We are confident that this year, the seeds we planted in the previous year will yield good fruits. Last year, I didn’t know where International Airport was from February till December. We all stayed together to experience the pandemic.

“On the 30th, I decided to spend the New Year in the United States of America and before I came back, critics were saying I went to America to enjoy myself while Oyo State was burning. My belief is, they were crticising me because they had no other thing to say. Well, I am back and we will continue to serve the people of Oyo State.