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Ministerial: Group frowns at Adelabu’s nomination  


A group in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state,  Progressives Justice Mandate (PJM) on Sunday frowned at the nomination of Chief Bayo Adelabu as a minister-designate from Oyo state.

The group in a statement by its state coordinator, Bolaji Ayinde, in Ibadan accused President Tinubu of not being fair to the state with the nomination of Adelabu 

PJM maintained that with the nomination of Chief Adelabu, President Bola Tinubu has rubbished what he was ‘ widely known and believed to always reward ‘hard work and party loyalty’, lamenting that he “suddenly jettisoned these, to zero-in on Adelabu against other qualified and loyal supporters of his recent presidential candidature.

“On this nomination, the president hasn’t rewarded loyalty and he was never known to be a man who doesn’t reward party loyalty. This came as rude shock and surprise to many people. Tinubu is losing his popularity amongst the people of Oyo state and needs to watch it, ‘because Ibadan nay Oyo state should not be toyed with as growing discontent among our people rages”, it said.

PJM added, “Can anyone point to transformers supplied to communities, roads rehabilitated or reconstructed by Bayo Adelabu to alleviate people’s sufferings in his immediate environment or any part of Ibadanland or any part of our state? 

“Where lie his palliatives to the suffering masses? He has never been known to play any significant role in the development of Oyo state. Let him point out individuals he has used his positions in the past to promote and elevate in Ibadan, let alone across the state?

All Bayo Adelabu could boast of is his economic expansion of hotel businesses everywhere in Ibadan to shore his wealth. He has never been known or seen to use the resources at his disposal for the good of others”

According to the group, “No wonder his nomination hasn’t gain traction and popularity amongst the people of Oyo State since the announcement was made on the floor of the National Assembly last Thursday. No general acceptability has greeted his nomination almost 96hours after the Senate President made President’s ministerial list public”.

“Market men and women; Baales; Mogajis and very many other people including artisans and students are not happy with Adelabu’s nomination and Mr President should know this for posterity sake. How can a man who left our party for Accord and scored about 38,357 votes be so rewarded with such a top position?”