Ajimobi is Not Guilty of Unity Forum – Says Brother
A younger brother to the governor of Oyo State governor, Mogaji Wasiu Ajimobi on Saturday said the governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi was not guilty of the Unity Forum that left All Progressive Congress( APC ) for African Democratic Congress ( ADC ) in Oyo State.
Mogaji described the decision of the group to leave the fold of the APC as illogical, baseless, and self-centeredness.
Unity Forum, a political movement within the APC in Oyo state, loyal to a former governor of the state, Late Lam Adesina left APC recently as a result of its disagreements with the governor on certain policies.
Wasiu who spoke during a radio programme in Ibadan explained that the leadership qualities and good characters in Senator Abiola Ajimobi, coupled with his wide political experience always justify his free and fair decisions in the policies of the party in Oyo state.
He said: ” My brother political experience always speak for him anytime there is an issue within the party, it is not is wish to see party members leaving the party but there are some element of greediness in APC, so you cant stop those greedy people from leaving ” Mogaji Wasiu make a reference to the departure of former South West Chairman and close ally of Ajimobi, Mr Wasiu Olatunbosun who already spent 6 years as council chairman and when the issue of making changes to give other people chances to taste power was raised, Olatunbosun started trouble within the party. When he was told he will be withdrawn as chairman to be a commissioner, even with such arrangement, he is still recalcitrant and objected, it was then governor Ajimobi noticed he is having some hidden activities in his administrative as chairman of his council.”
Mogaji also played down on the issue of senator Adesoji Rilwan Akanbi’s defection from APC to ADC, saying the people of Oyo South Senatorial District deserve an experienced and active representation, adding that Soji Akanbi had not done something meaningful since he was elected to the red chamber.
Speaking on political career of Senator Monsurat Sumonu, Mogaji said: “she is just an opportunist. She was made politically relevant by governor Ajimobi. Being a speaker in Oyo state House of Assembly between 2011 and 2015 which was masterminded by governor Ajimobi shows she is ungrateful to him. Ajimobi also facilitated votes for him in Ibadan land and if not for the consolatory votes she got from Ibadan, she could have lost the Oyo Central senatorial seat in 2015.
“She is not love by his people at home and that was why they didn’t vote for her in Oyo where she hailed from. It Showed in 2015 election results because she lost almost all the polling units in Oyo town,” Mogaji said.