By Segun Ojo
Checkmating the results of the just concluded Osun Gubernatorial election, the deputy director general, Adeleke Campaign Council, Barr. Kolapo Alimi, has tagged governor Adegboyega Oyetola Re-election bid as being killed by paperweight politicians at the poll.
Barr. Alimi, in an interview with Journalists, said the result of the election has shown that Oyetola is surrounded by deceitful politicians who thought they could buy the political wills of the people.
He said those politicians had relied on the popularity gained under the political influence of the former governor Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola .
Alimi stressed that he was not surprised that Oyetola lost the election, saying those people at the strongholds of the APC were only voting for the party because of political influence of Aregbesola .
“Oyetola failure started when he shunned Aregbesola in his government and relied on politicians who know how to perform a political drama because of what they will eat.
“I am not surprised that Oyetola failed at the election. I knew in my mind that there is no amount of effort that he could put into his re-election that will materialised because his policies are so negative.
“Instead of appreciating his former leader and benefactor, he was castigating Aregbesola and the people of Osun are bewildered at his behaviour. People in Osun are saying ‘this is the person you served for eight years’. How could you have served somebody and have a policy focus of destroying the person’s legacy?
“So, I knew he will lose from moral and performance perspectives. The performance of Oyetola was below average. He used lies to cover up and the people are wise. He has lost and I believe many people will learn from this.
“Most of the politicians around him (Oyetola) are over-rating themselves. These people are paper weight politicians who used to hide under Aregbesola but instead of appreciating him, they were busy castigating him. They removed the canopy on themselves and the truth has prevailed now.
“Both Osogbo and Olorunda local governments were won by the PDP. That shows to the world that the people in those local government have been voting for APC, and not because of Ajibola Basiru.
“People in Osogbo love Aregbesola and not any other person. Osogbo people rejected APC this time around because of the way Oyetola and his people treated Aregbesola. Anybody who is a political follower of events in Osun would have known that Osogbo people will not vote for Oyetola with the way he was castigating Aregbesola.
“The consequences of Oyetola’s actions is what he is witnessing today. From the time the APC campaign council was set up, they left out Aregbesola who is the only man that knows the terrain of politics in Osun, I knew they have dug their own grave”.
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