As the race for who governs Oyo State from 2019 hots up, Governor Abiola Ajimobi has listed some conditions that can make him to support the aspiration of the people of Oke-ogun part of the state.
For long, the people of the 10 local government areas which form part of the council areas in Oyo North senatorial district have been clamouring for power shift owing to what they call underdevelopment of the region.
Historically, two of their sons have been deputy governors; two have been senators while the secretary to the state government have come from the zone, all in this present Nigeria’s Fourth Republic.
In what may look like a jab on Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Ajimobi, who spoke in Saki last week, said he would not support any candidate because ‘two of his wives’ are from Ibadan, the state capital.
Recall that Barrister Shittu had explained that despite being an Oke-Ogun Indigene, he is more of Ibadan because of two of his wives.
Rather, Ajimobi explained, he will support Oke-ogun governorship if somebody who is intellectually sound and has the potential to continue from where he would stop, is fielded.
Not long ago, in Okeho, headquarters of Kajola local government, Ajimobi revealed his intention to back the agitation of the zone to produce the next governor of the state.
Though many are expected to signify intention, only four- Adeolu Akande (APC), Remi Olaniyan (APC), Adebayo Shittu (APC) and Debo Adesina (formerly of Accord) have shown interest.