No overture from Gov Makinde on Commissionership slots—Florence Ajimobi.
Wife of the former Governor of Oyo State, Dr (Mrs.) Florence Ajimobi has denied any offer of commissionership slots from Governor Seyi Makinde.
In a statement reacting to an online publication on behalf of Mrs Ajimobi, former Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji said there was no time that such overture was made to Mrs Ajimobi.
“This news is strange to us. We can state categorically that at no time was such an offer discussed.
“Mrs Ajimobi holds the Governor in high regards. He has continued to exhibit good leadership traits while playing the politics of a unifier with the aim of bringing peace to the State, however the report about Commissionership slots overture could only be attributed to mischief makers.”
The statement also puts the record straight on the role of Mrs Ajimobi during the general election. “ Mrs Ajimobi who was the Oyo State Coordinator of the Oyo State Tinubu/Shettima (OTISHE)Women Presidential Campaign Organisation worked for the victory of the presidential candidate of the party.
“During the period, she engaged various stakeholders in the state – such as the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN), Trade Associations, Market Men and Women, Moslem Women groups, youths and students bodies among others in the build up to the election.
To her joy, her modest contribution led to an overwhelming victory for President Bola Tinubu with Oyo State having thevotes in the South West States of Ogun, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo.”.
She enjoined the mischief makers to desist from propaganda aimed at further tearing the party apart.
“She is committed more than before to the unity of party and she has put all the targeted attack on her during the electioneering period behind her while enjoining all the stakeholders to continue to look for the peace and stability of the party”.
She promised to work more with other stakeholders to achieve a lasting peace in the state.
It would be recalled that news emanated last week that in appreciation of the contribution of the late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi group in the state to the electoral victory of Governor Makinde during the March 18 governorship election, the group headed by Chief Mrs Ajimobi had been offered two commissionership slots as he looks to form his cabinet.