Revealed: How Makinde Overcomes Godfatherism in Oyo Ahead of Guber Elections
- Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state, has got a fresh endorsement from Mutiat Ladoja, the wife of the former governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja
- Interestingly, the former governor, who is a PDP chieftain and Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, endorsed Teslim Folarin, the candidate of the APC in the forthcoming election
- But Mutiat Ladoja revealed that Makinde had refused to be pocketed by those who wanted to become godfathers of the politics in the state
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Ibadan, Oyo - Mutiat Ladoja, the wife of the former governor of Oyo state, Rashidi Ladoja, has disclosed that Seyi Makinde, the current governor of the state, seems to have outsmarted some politicians considered as godfathers in the state.
The former first lady said the governor has refused to be pocketed by politicians working to present themselves as godfathers in the state, Tribune reported.
Why Ladoja's wife went against her husband, endorsed Seyi Makinde
Mutiat, whose husband recently dumped his fellow governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), disclosed this while speaking on Agidigbo FM in Ibadan, the state capital, on Wednesday, March 15.
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She added that some politicians are working against the governor because he did not give them the room to dictate how to govern the state.
Employing metaphor, the former first lady described Makinde as a tall man who is difficult to pocket.
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Ladoja added that the people's interest and the state's development should dominate the minds of all the well-meaning state's residents.
According to her, Governor Makinde had performed well, even beyond the expectations of the state's people and deserved a second term in office.
“Only a fool will cover his head with a broom during the rainy and sunny season. God gives us umbrella to protect us; don’t let the rain beat you. Come under the umbrella."
Ibadan Mogajis chide Arapaja over Ladoja's comments, say he lacks parental care
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Mogajis in Ibadan have taken a swipe at Taofeek Arapaja, the national deputy chairman of southwest PDP.
The Ibadan chiefs, known as Olubadan in council, frowned at the ranking of the PDP chieftain against Rashidi Ladoja, a former governor of the state.
Ladoja is the Otun Olubadan, a prominent leader among the Mogajis (Compound heads) and the Olubadan in council.