•As she speaks on what Adedibu would have done on Amotekun imbroglio if he’s alive
From Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
Alhaja Modinat Abosede Adedibu, the wife of late strongman of Ibadan politics, Alhaji Ariyibi Adedibu has described the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State Governor by Supreme Court as disappointing.
Recalled that the Supreme Court on Tuesday nullified victory of Ihedioha from People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and declared Senator Hope Uzodimma from All Progressives Congress (APC) as dully elected governor of the state.
Adedibu who is also a Party chieftain of PDP in Oyo State stated that disunity in the political party especially at national level responsible for Ihedioha’s removal from office.
She also added that this would have been the case of the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde if not God’s intervention and efforts of good people of the state.
Speaking withLiveTimesNGon Thursday in her Ibadan home, Adedibu said: “The news of Ihedioha’s removal by Supreme Court is very painful when I heard it.
“I can tell you that we are not in unity in PDP at national level. The national chairman of PDP and the National Working Committees don’t work in unity compare to their APC counterparts.
“APC national chairman, Oshiomhole also have problem but majority of the members rally round him but it is a different story in PDP. When my husband was alive, he would go to an extent of prostrating to his enemies to make things right but today party leaders in PDP are too arrogant which is taking serious toll on party’s survival.
” Look at disgrace, Senator Uzodimma who is number four in Imo guber election wrestled power from our incumbent governor. Look at the magnitude of electoral violence in Kano, their governor was not removed neither did court cancelled the election, because APC rally round themselves.
“It was God that helped us on Seyi Makinde’s case, unless it would have been like Ihedioha’s case”, she said.
Reacting to Federal Government’s declaration of Operation Amotekun, the local security outfit floated by South West Governors to protect the region, Adedibu said once FG has failed to play its role of protecting lives and properties in the region, they have no right to proscribe it.
She said: ” FG is wrong to declare Amotekun as illegal because it is meant to solve insecurity challenge which FG fail to do.
“You can see how people are being killed always. It is a very good idea and I commend the South West Governors and other stakeholders that brought this to limelight.
“I especially commend Governor Makinde for showing keen interest in floating the security outfit because he is the only PDP governor among other five APC governors in the region. He rather plays prominent role to ensure the security outfit floated.
Speaking on what would have been her husband’s reaction in the Amotekun imbroglio, Adedibu said: ” if my husband is alive, it won’t take this long to float this Amotekun thing because people are his priority. He would have reacted to AGF’s statement by publishing adverts on pages of newspapers lambasting Malami for his statement on Amotekun’, She stated.
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