In what people say it is his usual manner, outgoing Governor Abiola Ajimobi has, again, been caught on tape lambasting those who didn’t stand up to greet him at an event
The video, which was recorded by one of the ‘top’ guests, is currently trending on the social media.
OYO INSIGHT learnt that it was a ‘night of awards’ organized by the Ibadan Recreation Club, Sabo, Ibadan last Friday. The event was designed to honour distinguished persons in the society.
Among those at the event were governorship candidates in March 2nd, 2019 election, top society people, wife of Ondo Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu as well as a former governorship aspirant in Ekiti, Chief Reuben Famuyibo, who has businesses in Ibadan.
Though nobody can say who the governor was actually angry with, OYO INSIGHT learnt that there were some of his former friends at the event.
Sources said those who didn’t stand up when the governor came in might have been angered by the governor’s lateness to the event. It was learnt that the event which ought to have started around 5:30 pm didn’t begin until around 8:00 pm as Ajimobi was being awaited.
In the video, an obviously angry Ajimobi was heard saying: “I didn’t come here as governor of Ajimobi; I am governor of Oyo State. Everybody, including those who are older and more accomplished than I am stood up to greet me. I noticed about four people, who are nobody, sitting down.
“Even if a person is younger than you is in a position of power, we need to respect him or her. What I noticed in those who didn’t stand up to greet us was either out of ignorance or…I don’t want to abuse anybody because I have been accused of doing that. It is not the person that you respect, it is the office. Among those who didn’t stand to greet me are people without job,” he added.