- Governor Abiola Ajimobi has declared that he has nothing against minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, over his governorship ambition
- He said he expected a minister to behave as a minister and not as a commoner
- Ajimobi, however, said that Shittu's temperament was not suitable for the position of a state governor
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has declared that he has nothing against the minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, who is also aspiring to be the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 election.
NAIJ.com regional reporter in Oyo state, Newman Babson, reports that while speaking during an interview with Channels Television said: "I have nothing against him, I just like people to live with decorum."
The governor said that he expected a minister to behave as a minister and not as a commoner, adding that a minister should maintain discipline.
Ajimobi said that it was wrong for him to say that he would support his candidature since he is not yet a candidate
The governor noted that Shittu's temperament was not suitable for the position of a state governor, saying that he was very cantankerous.
Ajimobi said that having worked in an oil industry where he rose to the apex of his career, he knew a standard of behaviour expected of a would be state governor which he lacks.
"I will never support a person who will continue to insult party leaders. A person who will be violent and cantankerous. We can both support Buhari and yet disagree.
The governor added that if the minister changed his style and be more united with others, there might be a better relationship between them.
He also believed that a would be governor was expected to have attained an enviable status in his career, pointing out that to have spent about 30 years in the bar without being a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) gives room for concern.
It should be recalled that the governor and the minister have for long been at loggerheads with each other. The minister himself has declared that if the gubernatorial flag was given to somebody else in the state, the party would lose.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that loyalists of the late former governor of Oyo state, Alhaji Lam Adesina, under the aegis of the ‘Lamist Movement’ defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the state, pledging their support for the party in the 2019 elections.
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