UNITY Forum, a socio-political organisation in Oyo State has accused the Governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, of legalizing the illegality in running the affairs of the state.
Just as they advised the governor to moderate his utterances and speeches in the interest of peace and unity in the state, the group in a press statement signed its Public Relations Officer, Hon Oorelope Azees, said: “With recent decisions of the governor, it is apparent that the he has little or no respect for the rule of law.
“Why has the local government election not taken place? Why was the governor in a hurry to install obas when he knew that the chief custodian of culture and tradition in Ibadan, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje (Ogunguniso I), has not been properly briefed and educated on the need for more beaded crown or coronets in Ibadanland?”
The group further alleged that Governor Ajimobi margizalized some of the political groups and individuals that supported him to win election, saying, “Many politicians are grumbling in the state, particularly those in the APC. They are complaining that the governor has marginalized them despite all efforts made to ensure that he won the second term in office many of them have been dumped by the governor.
“Without the defunct ANPP and CPC, APC would not have surfaced. By bringing people who never worked for APC to win elections to serve in the government without the consent of the party amounts to legalizing the illegality.
“Many aspirants for the Local government election are now debtors because the governor’s pronouncement to hold election was unrealistic.”
While commending the organisers of the just concluded Yoruba Summit on restructuring, the forum expressed optimism that the outcome of the summit will go a long way in boosting the credibility and image of the the Yorubas, especially in their agitation for restructuring of the country.
They however, urged the Federal Government to ensure completion of the Lagos/Ibadan expressway as well as Ogbomoso-Oyo road for safety of travelers and reduction of road carnage on the road.