GOVERNOR Adebayo Alao-Akala has described as unacceptable the alleged desperate recourse by opposition in Oyo State to threat and blackmail of the Presidency.
The governor who spoke through his Special Adviser on Public Communications, Prince Dotun Oyelade said former Governors Rashidi Ladoja and Lamidi Adesina were being haunted by the ghost of their past when they allegedly foisted chaos on the people of the state.
The statement recalled that the State House of Assembly was put in turmoil on November 24, 1999 when ex-GovernorÂ Adesina insisted on the removal of Hon. Kehinde Ayoola as the Speaker and sent his Police orderly, Tayo Shadare to ensure the Speakerâ€™s forcible removal, amidst chaos in the House.
The gang-up and clamour by the few dissidents to attract attention from the Presidency by painting a scary tale in Oyo State, he added was a clear example of a political project that went wrong.
â€œIf the Presidency does not unduly interfere in the affairs of the National Assembly, how do these scaremongers in our midst expect it to heed their call by assuming that the Executive in Oyo State is culpable of an event that transpired in the legislature?, he asked.
All these disinformation, he argued, were borne out of malice and mischief because the complainants knew the implication of separation of powers and in any case, their loyalty to the same Presidency was suspect because their actions in the past exposed them as turncoats, Akala said.