Chief Nìyí Akintola, SAN, on Gov Ajimobi and his Senatorial election debacle.*
Congratulations my dear compatriot. I am in Owerri Imo State with my friend Owelle Rochas Okorocha. I don’t know much about the on going in Oyo state except what I am reading on the social media which is not reliable anyway. I will call and congratulate my Uncle and all other compatriots in the morning. I left Ibadan for Asaba Delta state on Monday morning.
Concerning your joke of a message, I am very sorry to tell you that I don’t find it funny.
As a rule, it is not in my character to rejoice at the misfortune of fellow humans. Only the small minds and the ungodly does. I am saddened by the loss of Gov Ajimobi. I voted for him in the presence of everybody including Laide and one of the Governor’s commissioners.
We were mocked for having soft spot for the Governor by the crowd other electorates present. I was specifically treated and accorded full respect and even hailed .
Though Governor is a terrible human being, wicked, greedy, ungodly, sadistic, flippant, egocentric, ungrateful, spiteful, a pathological liar, forgetful, and thinks he knows more than every one in the state, self centered, suffers from incurable complex, but he is the most intelligent, most cerebral, most urbane, most charismatic, most eloquent, most connected and most experienced of all the contestants for the Senatorial Ticket of Oyo South Senatorial District.
I voted and supported him on Principle and not on sentiments. Yes he hates and detest me with passion. Yes he feels threatened by my profile. Yes he is jealous of what he called my” intimidating profiles” , yes he has insatiable appetite for primitive acquisitions of wealth, yes he dines at the shrine of Lucifer, yes he has no human feelings, yes no one matters to him except himself and his nuclear family, let’s give the devil his dues.
My Egbon, ABIOLA AJIMOBI is rich upstairs. He is also creative and he is a deep thinker. He is a disciple of Hitler. A negative philosopher. He uses every good deed of God entrusted to him to inflict pains on others without qualms. I am doing a book on him. We don’t talk or exchange pleasantries. He runs people down at every slight opportunity. He appreciates no help or assistance and he derides those who assist him with ungodly this philosophy:
” you assist me because it is convenient for you. I may repay you with evil, refuse to repay or assist you at all or downright under repay you.”
That was vintage Ajimobi for you. Devilish in all ramifications. But we are speaking of quality representation for our Senatorial District here. He is the best of the lot my compatriot. When our elders, Obas, and chiefs together with some political leaders of Ido Local government stormed my house on Thursday 21st February in 9 buses and 3 cars to take instructions as to what direction their votes should go, I thanked them for their trust and confidence in me. I directed them to go and mobilise for Ajimobi. I gave them all the reasons stated above. I acknowledged all their complaints and negative comments on Ajimobi as I could not fault their comments on the all conquering “Emperor ” but I showed them his good sides. I told them it was not about Ajimobi as a person but about our collective interests as Ibadan people and Oyo state Senatorial District. I called Dr Moronkola Thomas and put him on speaker in order to narrate our joint experience on quality representation at the Senate to my people and the inherent advantages therein.
My boy, Oba Ladapo, the SA to the Governor was with me when I was speaking with Moronkola Thomas. I also called Dr Kolawole on phone and put him on speaker in order for him to buttress my reasons for supporting the Governor’s Senatorial Ambition.
I was able to convince my people from Ido to vote for the Governor. I entertained the people, mobilised them with good money and gave reasonable sums of money to Oba Ladapo for his own election too.
Only ALHAJI Dauda the APC Chairman in Ido, Chief ‘Niyi Oyekunle the Chairman Omi Apata LCDA, Ọlọ́mí of Omi Adio , Pa LAKONDORO, ALHAJI Kola Oyebamiji, Oba Ladapo, ALHAJI Busari, the Omi progressives , the Baale Bode-Igbo, P a Agbomeji and ALHAJI Bismilahi of Omi Adio Central mosque were in the know of my plans to ensure Ajimobi’s victory at the election even though we are not on speaking terms. He appreciate no help and he is a certified ingrate who loves burning his candle of goodwill from both ends. I told my people of Ido to vote him but not to expect anything good from the Governor individually but think of collective gains which he is likely to attract to the District with his evil ingenuity. I said to them in Yoruba, ” Ẹò le jèrè Ajimobi gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹnì kọ̀ọ̀kan o. Ẹ má fọkàn si wípé yó wúlò fún yín gẹ́gẹ́bí ẹnì kọ̀ọ̀kan o, ṣùgbọ́n gẹ́gẹ́bí agbègbè , yó wúlò fún yín o” .
You can see why I am saddened by his loss which I see as my loss too. Ido Local government was the only LG he won without stress in Ibadan land and I thank all Idolites for this magnanimity. Yes we were bruised but we are not vengeful. Though he sends me not to do all the above,he has no apologies for hurting me and my family and without any sense of remorse, I feel the loss and I am saddened. I congratulate all those who won the elections in Ibadanland. They are also our compatriots. Some of them are seasoned achievers in their own right.
May God Almighty guide and protect us all while praying for His grace to enable us conquer our arrogance, the greatest destroyer of leaders.
*Photo: Gov Ajimobi