Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday said that everybody now knows the origin of a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Engr Joseph Tegbe.
Sunday Tribune quoted Ajimobi as revealing this while presenting the award of Most Distinguished Ibadan Indigene (MDII) conferred on Tegbe at the grand finale of the Ibadan Week organised by the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), at the Adamasingba Stadium, Ibadan, on Saturday.
This is just as Ajimobi said the award had laid to rest the contest about his town of origin.
“I am proud and happy to say that we’re brothers and he is my person. This award has laid to rest a series of arguments about whether Tegbe is from Ibadan or elsewhere. They said same thing about me.
“CCII has confirmed it with this indigenous award and I want to tell you that you lose something; at times you gain. Now, I am sure that Ibadan and Oyo State people will vote for Tegbe when next he stands for election,” he said.
The award which is in two categories included Most Patriotic Ibadan Indigene (MPII); Mr Dotun Sanusi, Deacon Owolabi Oladejo, Chief Folorunso Durojaye Ige and Mr Olajide Abiodun Babatunde.
Those in the second category – Most Distinguished Ibadan Indigene (MDII) included: Pastor Ajagbe Adeniji, Assistant Inspector of Police (AIG) Olalekan Abdulfatai Oladipupo, Professor Olubola Babalola, retired Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni; Tegbe and the chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo State chapter, Alhaji Abideen Olajide.