Aggrieved governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, Mr Niyi Akintola, on Tuesday, said his grouse against Governor Abiola Ajimobi for sidelining and not rewarding people like him who worked for his emergence as governor and for the sustenance of the party remained bottled up.
Akintola added that he was unhappy with the imposition of people who didn’t work for the party on the politics of the state and injustice, pointing out he would release a compendium of political happenings under Ajimobi in due time.
Speaking with journalists before facing the APC reconciliation committee sitting for Oyo and Osun states, held in Ibadan, that was chaired by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Akintola said the APC would only be peaceful if it ensured that all members of the party got the justice they deserved.
He urged the National Working Committee and other appropriate organs of the APC to urgently take steps to address the party’s faulty reward system.
It would be recalled that Akintola was last to announce his withdrawal from the APC governorship race during the party’s primaries held on September 30, citing pressure and calls from respected political leaders and traditional rulers.
“The party has not offended me but my grouse is against an individual. I am an elder in Yoruba land hence I should not keep quiet. Many of you are keeping quiet. There can be no peace without justice.
You can’t talk about peace without justice. Justice is the foundation of peace. The party is out for justice and I hope the appropriate organs of the party will take the necessary steps.
“However, elders of the party and in town have spoken with me and I have taken the advice to heart. When the time comes, I will open up. There is so much for me to say,” Akintola said.