THE Executive Assistant to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on political matters, Dr Morohunkola Thomas has reacted to a statement credited to Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications and a gubernatorial aspirant in the state accusing the governor of running the party -All Progressives Congress (APC) with impunity.
This is sequel to his claims that he coordinated the Oke-Ogun zone during the electioneering period.
Reacting to the development, in a chat with an online news tabloid, Dr Morohunkola Thomas said the minister is goofed in making such assertion, stressing that Barrister Shittu lost in his own polling booth during the 2015 elections.
He also alleged that the minister canvassed openly for the candidate of Accord party (AP), just as he punctured his claims that he coordinated the Oke-Ogun zone during the electioneering periods, emphasising that he took the candidate of his party, the incumbent governor, Abiola Ajimobi to court challenging his nomination “.
Dr Thomas, who expressed his amazement at the development said, “what did he coordinate? Did he even win his polling booth? The APC did not even win in his polling booth, he was not involved. This man canvassed openly for the candidate of Accord party (AP) in the last election, he did not only did that, he actually took the candidate of his party, that is the incumbent governor , Senator Isiak Abiola Ajimobi to court challenging his nomination, he was putting all kind of legal roadblocks on the way of the party from winning that election, if we had lost that election I am sure Shittu would have decamp to Accord Party (AP) so what impunity is he talking about?”.
“This governor is restructuring the party, he is reforming and reinvigorating the party, when we set up council of elders that were inaugurated, is that impunity, this is the involvement of credible and notable leaders across all the local governments coming together to advise the government and move the party forward, it’s that impunity, is that not democratic, is that not the way to run the party, is Barrister Shittu a financial member of this party, what contribution has he made to the party, what was his contribution to the election, what role did he play even in his local government, Saki West in the course of the election?”, he questioned.
Dr Thomas continued, ” we were on the road campaigning for the governor and President Buhari, Barrister shittu was not involved , I remember vividly that he surfaced at Mapo when the then General Buhari came for campaign after that he fizzled out again, so he has not integrated himself into this party, he is not rooted in this party, he doesn’t even know the affairs of this party, how can he be describing the action of the governor and the elders as impunity, I think that is far from the truth”.
He, however counseled the Minister to count himself very lucky to have actually been appointed.
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