- Alhaji Adedibu’s widow has asked those her late husband offended to forgive him
- According to her, those who offended the late politician have also been forgiven
- Mrs Adedibu added that it is human to have misunderstanding with one another
People still bearing grudge against Alhaji Lamidi Ariyibi Adedibu have been urged to forgive him.
The appeal was made by his wife, Alhaja Modinat Abosede Adedibu, when she featured on a radio programme in Oyo state.
Adedibu while alive was a strongman of Oyo state politics.
She also added that since he is now late, those who offended him too must have been forgiven.
According to her, Adidibu was a good man, humble, generous and filled with the milk of human kindness.
She said her husband never liked anyone to be cheated but would rather come to the aid of that person.
"His detractors had so many unfavourable things to say about him. I don’t have any problem with that. You see, for example, most of the time, people would just go and hang a signpost on their landed property, saying ‘this and land belongs to Baba Adedibu, my late husband. They were only doing this to protect their property. They knew nobody would dare deprive them of their hard-earned property by doing this. Some of the times, Baba would even assist such people to complete the house.
“Baba would take time to listen to both parties whenever issues were brought to his attention and he would make sure an amicable solution was arrived at. Baba was a good man," she said.
Adedibu (October 24, 1927 – June 11, 2008) was one of the political forces to reckon with in the political history of Oyo state and Nigeria in general. He was popularly described as "the strong man of Ibadan politics".
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala revealed how his former boss, ex-governor Rashidi Ladoja, was impeached in 2005.
Alao-Akala explained that many people were oblivious of what transpired before Ladoja's impeachment.
Legit.ng gathered that those who executed the plan to remove his former boss would have sacked him if not for the constitutional barrier.
He said: "People did not know what was happening that time. I tried to explain in my memoir, which by the grace of God, will soon come out. Those who executed that plan to remove my boss, if they were to have their way and if not for the constitutional barrier, I was not supposed to be their candidate as governor, but there was no way they could jump that constitution, and there was no way they could impeach both of us at the same time because I was not doing anything."
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