By Oluwakemi Ishola
A former Chiefwhip of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adigun Abiodun-Hammed, popularly called Murphy has lambasted the immediate past Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu over his negative outburst on the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State. He Barr. Shittu was never part of the leadership of Oyo APC unity forum, therefore not qualify to speak on behalf of Oyo APC Unity forum.
Barrister Shittu had on Saturday during a programme on Impact Business Radio Ibadan 92.5hz, “bottom line”, anchored by Anu Omorinde decried the reconciliation Committee led by a former governor of the state, Otunba Adebaoyo Alao-Akala for its credibility.
The former minister said since Akala had left the party before, he could n5be allowed to lead the reconciliation of its aggrived members, and being a close ally of the late former governor Abiola Ajimobi, he cannot be fair to his camp.
But Adigun-Hammed in a statement in Ibadan said Akala is the best man for the job, going by his antecedents and experience.
The statement reads: “it is his personal opinion. While I agree with him that he is entitled to his opinion, I totally disagree with him on some of his points.
“I will not spare anyone who attempts to truncate or disrupt the reconciliation and repositioning agenda of our party. Barister Shittu has never been part of the leadership of Oyo APC unity forum struggle. He only came as exlopiter and opportunist! So he is not qualify to speak on behalf of APC Unity forum.
“I was never an ally of Governor Alao Akala but I was opportuned to serve with him as a member of Oyo State House of Assembly even as an opposition member, we know his impact. Anyone who could not raise a voice against his nomination and appointment as the Chairman of the Reconciliation Committee set up by late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi while he was alive does not have moral standing and integrity to reject his leadership and control of the Party now.
“Alao Akala is eminently qualified and has the capacity to deliver on promises of his late brother and co compatriot, former Governor Abiola Ajimobi. I implore Barrister Shittu and every member of the Party to embrace and support, Alao Akala led committee in his crucial and important assignment to reposition our party.
“For those of us who are truly interested in the success of the party, we must raise our voices toward anyone or groups whose statement or reactions and utterances will have debilitating impact on our collective and concerted efforts in Oyo APC.”