The former minister of communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, has strongly reacted to the statement made by the Oyo North senatorial district youth leader of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Mr. Dauda Ajana, that no individual would lose sleep over alleged persistent attacks against the APC and its leaders from him.
Ajana said the ex-minister has ceased to be a member of Oyo APC since his faction broke away in 2018 while he (Shittu) also went ahead to work against all the candidates fielded by the party in the 2019 general election.
Barrister Shittu in a telephone chat with the Pacesetter News on Monday evening, described Dauda Ajana as a puppet of Ajimobi’s SENACO faction of Oyo APC.
According to former Minister, “Ajana is simply stupid. The statement is baseless and ought to be ignored by right thinking members of our party. What or who could have driven me out of APC, of which I am a foundation member. The truth is that I am not and would never belong to the SENACO faction of our party. Rather, I belong to the Unity Forum faction of our Party; a faction, which was formed to liberate ourselves from the oppression, marginalisation, dictatorship and undemocratic practices of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi who was leader of our party in the State.”
“If indeed, I had left APC, why would a delegation of Oyo APC Local Government Chairmen’s Forum visit me in my Mokola, Ibadan Chambers to seek means of reconciliation of all the factions within Oyo APC? I received them in my office barely a week ago. Of course, I gave them the preconditions for the return of the Unity Forum” he said.
The Saki-born politician therefore urged the general public to ignore the tantrums of Dauda Ajana, who he tagged a jobless political hustler. “He is throwing tantrums to please his paymasters. The young man is completely inconsequential in the affairs and possible resolution of the crisis in Oyo APC” Shittu concluded.