•Speaks on Makinde’s fairness to PDP party leaders, LAUTECH crisis
From Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
Alhaja Modinat Abosede Adedibu, the wife of late strongman of Ibadan politics, Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu has said following the landmark victories of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections in Oyo State showed that All Progressive Party is dead in the state.
While speaking with LiveTimesNG in an exclusive interview on Thursday, the female PDP stalwart in the state maintained that with the giant stride of PDP and People’s love for the political party presently in the state, it shows APC is dead in the state’s political sphere.
According to her, this was what APC used to say to PDP during their reign in the last eight years of Governor Abiola Ajimobi saying “with the landslide victories of PDP during the 2019 general elections and present vindications by court shows PDP has bounced back and I can boast to say APC is dead in Oyo State.
“APC does not only die; the political party has died forever because somebody who is dead cannot resurrect back to life and this will be replicated in other states especially in Osun State as we will regain our stolen mandate come next political dispensation by God’s grace.
“You know what happened in the state that the last governorship election was a daylight robbery but let’s believe, that was how God wanted it to happen. But by God’s grace, we will take over Osun again”, Adedibu said.
Speaking on tribunal ruling on Oyo State governorship election, Adedibu said the APC candidate, Bayo Adelabu cannot appeal the judgment because the vote margin was to much and shows that people of the state have deserted APC and finally opted for PDP as better political party. She said Osun APC was able to rub PDP in the state because of little margin of votes unlike in Oyo State.
Reacting to insinuation that the present Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde is not fair to political party leaders that assisted him to clinch victory in the 2019 governorship election, Adedibu quipped: “It would be too early to judge Makinde on that because I believe he is busy attending to matters that concerns the people of the state which I considered most paramount and essence he was voted in.
“For me, and not other persons, I will say it is too early to complain. I may have my complaints but I still reserve them because it is too early as he is just less than 100 days in office. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed and see what will happen.
Also speaking on LAUTECH crisis, the PDP stalwart noted that it will be a welcome development if Makinde can seek court injunction to have sole ownership of the institution.
“This will be important if Osun as the owner counterpart is not cooperating with us. We cannot open our eyes and see LAUTECH to totally collapse. You can imagine a student who suppose to use four years in school; is spending eight years when his or her mates have graduated. I pray God will help him to successfully have sole ownership of LAUTECH because education is very dear to Makinde.
“If Osun was saying increasing the school fees to boost the IGR will solve the problems, why Ajimobi and Aregbesola who were both from same political party couldn’t resolve that? All these mean there are some hidden agendas behind the issue of the institution and I hope Governor Makinde will find lasting solutions to it”, Adedibu said.