Shittu’s allegations are baseless , fallacious says Oyo APC


Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC has described the allegation levelled against Governor Abiola Ajimobi by the Minister of Communications Barrister Adebayo shittu on party affairs as baseless and fallacious
APC in press statement issued and signed by the Director of Media and Strategy, Dr Abdul-Azees Olatunde, entitled “Adebayo Shittu an enemy of Oyo APC, said ” it is actually shocking to note that the Minister embarked on deliberate falsehood.”


The party described the minister as a “political ingrate who detests team work.His desperation for the governorship of Oyo State is driving him to work at cross – purpose with the overall well-being of APC in Oyo State. ”

While debunking the minister’s allegations , the party said ‘ Contrary to the reckless insinuations made by the Minister, the Oyo State APC is doing extremely well.  Rather than loose any member to the opposition, the Oyo State APC under the leadership of Governor Abiola Ajimobi has been moving from strength to strength.”
” Barely one month ago, had the rank and file of the party membership which has continued to experience unprecedented growth and development witnessed a bumper harvest when notable political stakeholders from major opposition parties in the state declared in an open rally where they submitted themselves to the leadership of the Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.”


” We must state very clearly that the decampees include a former Governor, former Deputy Governor, former Senate Leader, serving and former members of the House of Representatives, former Senators, former Secretary to the State Government, former Senatorial candidate, former State Chairman of the PDP, former State Secretary of the PDP, former Speaker of the House of Assembly, present and past State House of Assembly members, former Commissioners and former Local Government Chairmen and several others.”

” It is quite saddening, highly disheartening and a monumental disservice to our party that a serving Minister of Oyo State origin will as a matter of habit stand the truth on its head and close his eyes to the reality of the rising political profile of not only our party but also of our Leader.  The fact is that his petition is rooted in falsehood and premised on cheap blackmail.”


”  It must be stated that while Governor Ajimobi and other leaders of our party have been working assiduously to develop our great party, Barrister Bayo Shittu in his characteristic manner has been moving from one local government to another sowing seeds of discord all in the name of his desperate and inordinate ambition to govern the State.”
They argued further that “Barrister Shittu was never part of the developmental process of our party.  Having lost the governorship primary election in 2015, Mr. Shittu abandoned every activity geared towards victory for the party including the Presidential Campaign.  He further took the party to court on the eve of the 2015 governorship election and was working for the opposition Accord Party where his former boss and benefactor contested the governorship election.  Today he is reaping from where he did not sow.”


“Shittu’s participation in the activities of our party in his Ward and Local Government is marginal.  He has consistently been antagonizing every laudable move of the party in his local government.”


“The Leadership of the party will continue to work under Governor Abiola Ajimobi to ensure the continued growth and development of our party as we prepare for the forthcoming local government election in the State”