Minister of Information, Adebayo Shittu in a letter addressed to the president, vice president, Bola Tinubu and National Chairman John Oyegun have said that the Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi is turning the APC Oyo State Chapter of the party into a fiefdom.
The Minister described the activities of Ajimobi as “undemocratic” he stated that it was actually what has led to all the losses the party had experienced since the governor won his second term election.
The letter reads; “I am constrained to write this appeal to you in view of the undemocratic happenings in the Oyo State chapter of our great party orchestrated by Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his cronies.
“This undemocratic action of the Governor has cost our dear party as we lost every election since 2015 when Ajimobi won his re-election bid. Since his emergence, he has alienated the majority of members, stakeholders and elders of the party. He has run the party like a fiefdom where only his opinion counts.
“The party lost the by-election conducted in August 2016 in Oorelope State Constituency following the death of a lawmaker. The party also lost the by-election conducted on June 2, 2018, in Ibarapa East following the death of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Michael Adeyemo.”
The Minister has been complaining about the governor’s leadership for a while now, he made it official however in January when he wrote a letter to the president and the party.
This letter is the second letter the minister will be writing out to protest against Ajimobi’s leadership of the party in Oyo.
Neither the party nor the governor has issued an official statement as at the time of this report.