WHAT A MANNER OF MAN WITH HISTORY OF CUSTOMIZED DECEIT, BETRAYAL & BACKSTABBING.
Every attempt by inordinate politician to answer or satisfy his/her political equation, he or she is likely to get more entrenched & discovery of more political disaster in the course of time and things.
The system may even become a fertile & potent engines for cunning, over ambitious, and unprincipled men to subvert & usurp a peaceful process for their own peril as it is presently playing out in Ondo state.
The political journey of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Aketi (SAN) began in the year 2011 without Agboola Ajayi as the former contested on the platform of defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN in the 2012 gubernatorial election while Agboola was in PDP.
The duo met in early 2016 at the airport enroute Abuja and Agboola clinched treacherously to Aketi because the latter believed he is such a humble servant. Aketi used him as compass to navigate the difficult terrain of Abuja because of his geographical understanding of the metropolis.
This boss-driver relationship that Ajayi enjoyed from open minded Aketi made Governor Akeredolu used Agboola’s name as a dummy to be replaced later when the submission of forms were becoming late.
As cunning as tortoise, the Ese Odo born politician treacherously manipulated himself into the mind of the legal icon to permanently choose him as his running mate against all odds and warnings by the leaders of the party in the October 2016 gubernatorial election.
It is sad to note that less than a year into the administration of Aketi, Agboola Ajati started orchestrating a plan on how to oust his principal but thanks to the most High God who did not allow Agboola’s evil political thirsty ground to succeed in draining Aketi’s water.
It is equally instructive to note that Ajayi was the architect of government misadventures to Action Alliance, AA where he fielded his crony, Dr. Felder who now followed him to PDP against Lucky Ayedatiwa of APC in Ondo south senatorial election.
Ajayi’s defection to Peoples Democratic Party PDP can be best valued when compared to the recently cross carpeting of Governor Obaseki and his deputy Shuaib from APC to PDP in Edo state.
It is on record that Obaseki and & his deputy Shuaib left APC for PDP with the followings:-
(i) Edo state House of Assembly Speaker and all members of Edo state House of Assembly
(ii) All Edo state cabinet members.
(iii) All the Local Government Council Chairmen in Edo state
(iv) All the state, Local Government and ward Executive members of APC.
This can be used clearly as a yardstick to measure value addition. One can now ask, who accompanied Agboola Ajayi to PDP? He began his treacherous move with the National Working Committee NWC of PDP where he sold a dummy to the national leadership of the party that he has the political wand and might to recapture Ondo for PDP. He was quoted to have assured that his formal defection to PDP will be greeted with retinues and armies of his followers and political bigwiggs across the state ranging from 9 House of Assembly members, 2 serving commissioners, 5 special advisers, party Executive members to other party leaders and faithfuls in the state.
Alas ! this turned out to be empty assurance and shadow propaganda by Ajayi that made the PDP National chairman, Prince Uche Secondus led a handful of party leaders to Akure, Ondo state capital to receive Ajayi and his co-political travellers as he promised.
Regrettably, Agboola was received by the national chairman of PDP empty handed. However, Prince Uche who had expected to see the new armies of decampees met with the shock of his life when he noticed that Ajayi was a serial political liar and this manifestation made him to ask the sinking deputy Governor, “where are the nine lawmakers and commissioners you promised would join you to defect, deputy Governor?” After the nicked dance in the open market, Prince Secondus left Akure back for Abuja empty handed and on a disappointed note.
While we wish Agboola journey mercies back to PDP, we which to remind his hosts the issue of integrity crisis that bothers on his credentials are still in doubt & shrouded in secrecy as highlighted by screaming headlines in some national dailies awaiting future litigations. This is in addition to contract-cheating & scam hanging on his political integrity as exposed in diploma mills and the counterfeiting of academic documents.
A relationship without trust is like having a phone with no service. And what do you do with a phone with no service? You play game with it. Agboola is a self acclaimed political commander without troops that will soon meet his ill-fate like a biblical Judas Iscariot.
Wale Emmanuel Akingbade,
Media aide to Hon. Timehin Adelegbe,
Member House of representatives Owo/Ose federal Constituency.