Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan, reacted to statement credited to Governor Seyi Makinde’s local government and chieftaincy matters commissioner, Chief Bayo Lawal, that he and others who have accused the governor of neglect are political chickens.
OYOINSIGHT.COM had reported how Lawal, who was director general of the Makinde’s governorship campaign in 2019, lampooned Olopoeyan and other notable politicians who are instrumental to the alliance that gave victory to PDP candidate.
According to Olopoeyan, Lawal, who hails from the same Ibadan North East local government with him is irrelevant and valueless.
“Lawal was nowhere to be found when we were working for the emergence of Governor Seyi Makinde. Then, we formed Oyo First. Chief Bisi Ilaka, Sen. Hosea Ayoola Alleluyah, Hon. Mulikat Akande Adeola and others were there. It was Ilaka who brought Bayo Lawal to join us then.
“In that Oyo First, Hon. Mulikat Adeola was the chairperson and Chief Bisi Ilaka was the secretary; kindly ask Bayo Lawal where he was then.”
“Bayo Lawal has presented himself as an ingrate by saying he didn’t gain anything from former Governor Rashidi Ladoja. He has forgotten that Ladoja gave him commissioner and he didn’t even say anything about Chief Yekinni Adeojo who happened to be his benefactor.”
“Bayo Lawal is a bad elder. Orisi agba meji lowa, agba daada ati agba-ya, category awon agbaya ni Bayo Lawal wa.
“Bayo Lawal didn’t win his ward as a senatorial candidate under Accord Party in 2011, I won his ward, I have the record.
“I will not allow an accidental commissioner to disrupt the ongoing reconciliation which the good elders, headed by Dr. Saka Balogun, has started. Just tell him to go and sit down, the governor didn’t send him what he was saying,” he added.