The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has told Olufemi Lanlehin,the former lawmaker representing Oyo South Senatorial district at the National Assembly, to free himself from the ramsackles of his botched gubernatorial ambition if he desired to be taken seriously by the people of the state.
Reacting to some alleged uncomplimentary statements made against the APC government of Abiola Ajimobi by Lanlehin while featuring on a private radio station interview programme at the weekend, the party in a press release issued by Olawale Sadare, its Public Relations Officer described the PDP leader as being popular for politics of bitterness and vindictiveness.
“What else could have made a person with functioning sight to argue that Gov. Ajimobi has not done anything in the last six years if not hypocrisy and lack of sincerity coupled with the fact that the character, in question, is known for his politics of bitterness and vindictiveness?
“For the avoidance of doubt, people like Lanlehin who lived outside the state could not invite their friends to accompany them to Ibadan whenever they visited their kinsmen. Ajimobi came on board in 2011 on account of insecurity, filthy environment and incessant political upheavals. Now that Ajimobi has turned things round for the better, the best Lanlehin could do was to refuse to acknowledge him all in the name of playing politics.
“Meanwhile, we do not have problem with Lanlehin bad mouthing the governor and our party at any given opportunity since he reserves all the right to be bitter and cry over spilled milk as long as he wishes. We only need to remind him that everything he has achieved in politics today was through the progressive platform but it is unfortunate that he has never appreciated this; rather he always betrayed the trust.
“After inflicting a life-long political injury on himself by dumping the ACN/APC in 2014, it is disturbing that Lanlehin would still hold Ajimobi responsible for his current woes. What kind of political player would live in Lagos and frequently sneak into Ibadan at will to rock the boat? In the progressive fold, he became a member of the House of Representatives in 1991, a Commissioner in 1999 and a Senator in 2011 but he now chooses to serve a reactionary force in Ladoja. Is Ajimobi to blame?
“All he could do with our mandate at the Senate between 2011 and 2015 was to hold furtive and nocturnal meetings with former President Goodluck Jonathan’s agents in Abuja for his own selfishness and the result is where he has found himself today. We await the time he would declare his 2019 gubernatorial ambition for us to let the cat out of the bag.” APC stated.