AGAIN, Governor Abiola Ajimobi has shocked many members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as most of the strongmen or their preferred nominees were not considered for appointment as caretaker committee chairmen of local government and local council development areas.
The screening of nominees is expected to start today at one of the committee rooms inside the Oyo State House of Assembly, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Many of the nominees, some party faithful revealed, are unknown.
A serving permanent secretary, was allegedly fingered as the brain behind the selection process in all the LGAs and LCDAs in Oke-ogun part of the state.
Surprisingly, Ajimobi did not consider his deputy, Otunba Moses Adeyemo, who he always describes as the ‘most loyal’ deputy he has ever seen, in the process. “Adeyemo’s loyalists were not even considered in his ward,” a source hinted Inside Oyo.
In Oke-Ogun where the deputy governor, communication minister, Barr Adebayo Shittu and deputy speaker, Hon. AbdulWasii Musah come from, they are helpless, a party source disclosed. “We don’t even understand what is going on again. We laboured day and night during the election only to be treated like this.
In Ogbomoso where the party chairman, Chief Akin Oke comes from, former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala’s son, Olamiju, was not only nominated to man Ogbomoso North LG where Oke hails, 3 of his father’s loyalists were also nominated to man 3 other LGs and LCDAs, leaving the old man with no slot in his home town.
In Ibarapa East where the speaker, Barr. Adesina Michael Adeyemo, represents, he was not given any slot. The name of his bossom friend, Hon. Lanre Olaosegba, who many had believed will be nominated to man newly created Lanlate LCDA, was conspicuously missing.
Also, the names of many of the governor’s loyalists, who had displayed their loyalty to him on many occasions, were missing. Seventy per cent of the nominees, it was gathered, are new persons.
Among those who made the list are son of late Olubadan of Ibadan, Prince Gbade Lana, House of Representatives aspirants in 2015 election -Hon. Samuel Kola-Ajadi, Hon. Bosun Ajuwon and a host of others.