The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has alleged that Governor Abiola Ajimobi, is against his governorship ambition for fear of being jailed.
Shittu made the allegation during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
“Abiola Ajimobi thinks and has been telling his supporters that if Adebayo Shittu succeeds him, he will be jailed,” he said.
Shittu’s comments come days after he was screened out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary for Oyo State, following a report that he did not participate in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), despite graduating from the University before 30.
The Minister further claimed that Ajimobi himself did not participate in the national service.
“I have it on good authority that even he doesn’t have an NYSC certificate and yet he too wants to go to the Senate.
“I hope that at the appropriate time, that issue will also be brought to the fore,” Shittu said.
Shittu also stressed that he was deliberately screened out; because “they” believe he cannot be easily manipulated.
“They cannot trust me to bend to issues that are not in the interest of the state. If they want somebody they can trust to certainly do their bidding, I am not that kind of person that anybody will put in office and thinks that he will continue to manipulate,” he said.