By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Son of former governor of Oyo State, Late Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, Honourable Adedapo Adesina has declared that Governor Abiola Ajimobi is ” determined to dishonor his late father and hell-bent on dismantling all the structures put in place by the late former alleged.
The serving member House of Representatives, representing Ibadan North East/ Ibadan South East Federal constituency raised the alarm in a recent letter to the All Progressives Congress (APC) National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his defection from the APC to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
In the letter, Honourable Adedapo Adesina emphasized that for him, remaining in the Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s political ” camp would be tantamount to me dancing on my late father’s grave”.
“Sequel to the last time you summoned me, where you directed that I should return to the All Progressives Congress (APC)/The camp of the Governor of Oyo State,Senator Abiola Ajimobi, I write to give you an insight into my relationship with the Governor in the last seven years and how I have had to stomach hurts and humiliations in the course of being loyal.” he said.
The lawmaker in the letter to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu narrated alleged several maltreatment he suffered in the hands of Governor Ajimobi, saying, “Sir, the most shockingly saddening experience in my relationship with the Governor came in October 2012, at the height of my father’s sickness.”.
” I had approached the Governor on a Thursday to seek his permission to travel to Lagos to check up on my ailing father. He told me that I did not need to seek permission to visit Baba Lam and that I should go ahead and extend his regards to him. With this encounter, I proceeded to visit Baba, only to return to work on Monday to meet a query from the Governor demanding explanation from me on why I absented myself from work on Friday. I responded to that query date 12th of October, 2012 stating how I had sought and got the Governor’s permission before embarking on the trip. I have attached a copy of the query and the response to this letter.”
The House of Representatives member in the letter added ” that
experience, apart from being unnerving and unsettling in that I could be vilified for trying to care for my father, was, however, not the last in the series of disappointments I suffered in the hands of the Governor.”
“These and many more were heavy burdens I had wanted to share with you when I had the opportunity to meet you, but extant realities would not permit me to do so, hence this letter. I appreciate the fatherly role you have always played in my life and I assure you of my continued and unwavering loyalty wherever I find myself in the not too distant future politically.
“But sir, knowing all I have expressed in this letter, I am convinced that you will agree with me that remaining in the Governor’s camp would be tantamount to me dancing on my late father’s grave. Like every rational man, it is my prayer that after I am gone, my children will continue to honour me and so, remaining with someone determined to dishonor my father and hell-bent on dismantling all the structures put in place by my late father cannot be an option. Baba, may your children be greater than you, honour and uphold all the principles you believe in.”