Former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, has said he was treated worse than spare tyre when he was the deputy governor of the state during the tenure of Chief Rashidi Ladoja between 2003 and 2007.
Speaking in an interview with THE PUNCH, Alao-Akala said during his time as deputy governor, he was just going to the office to read newspapers, adding that his office was outside the secretariat complex.
He said: “If there was anything worse than spare tyre, I was treated worse. You even take care of spare tyre because of emergency needs but this spare tyre was left deflated so I could not be used.
” As deputy governor, I was not treated well at all. I was just going to the office to read newspapers. I was not assigned roles. I just forced myself in; they didn’t allow me. “
Alao-Akala added: “When my boss was reinstated as governor after the impeachment saga, he removed me from the deputy governor’s office and put me outside the secretariat, very close to the present Ministry of Environment. My office was outside the secretariat.
“Secondly, he prevented me from attending the executive council meeting. Till that regime ended, I did not attend executive council meetings.”