Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said that he was ready to battle with the former governor of Oyo state, Rasheed Ladoja, in the 2015 governorship tussle.
The governor, who stated this during a chat with journalists in Ibadan, said the former, despite being his cousin, remained a complete gentleman whom he had high respect for.
He said: “Former Governor Ladoja is interested in running for the seat I occupy. And I too want to run, but we shall all meet there. In politics, even two brothers do disagree, especially when they are eyeing the same office,” he said.
Ajimobi said there was nothing like misunderstanding between him and Ladoja, stressing that it was only the political jobbers and sycophants around the former governor that were fuelling the perceived crisis between them.
“Let me tell you that all the things people say that Senator Ladoja did or say, are not true. Those people who have lost out are behind this. Thank God you have a job. They don’t have a job. What they do is to go to Ladoja begging to be this or that. They are political jobbers, but gradually they will soon realise that what we are doing here is politics of development, not bitterness. The more they play all these pedestrian politics and we don’t play it with them, the more they move away from it.”
He said he was at the wedding of Ladoja’s daughter in Lagos recently where he sat beside the former governor at the event to show that there was no crisis between him and Ladoja.
Speaking further, the governor declared that in the last 1, 000 days in office, he had been able to restore, reform and transform Oyo state in all the vital sectors, especially in the areas of physical infrastructure.No tags for this post.