The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu is in a bitter war with Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State. The unhappy minister has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the governor’s behaviour towards him.
Shittu alleged that the governor ordered the demolition of his computer based test centre which was still under construction. He also revealed that Ajimobi is angry over his 2019 governorship ambition as well as his acceptance of a chieftaincy title from the Olubadan of Ibadan land.
The petition read in part: “I am constrained to bring to your notice the unsavoury development in our great party in Oyo State and the unbecoming behaviour of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who is expected to provide sound moral and exemplary leadership to the citizens of our dear state.”
“This line of action becomes imperative in view of the sad turn of events in the Oyo State APC.”
“It is an open secret that the fortune of the APC has nose-dived in the state due to Governor Ajimobi’s undue arrogance, grandstanding, nepotism, caustic and unguarded utterances and creating unnecessary divisions among party leaders and members, thereby balkanising the party along group lines.”
“In doing this, I don’t have anything personal against Governor Ajimobi, but to stress the importance of him not destroying the very platform that made him governor. The signs that Ajimobi is set to destroy the party are glaring to political watchers as the voting population in the state is becoming disillusioned more than ever before.”