By Wole Arisekola
KOSALABARO: Why all the protests and counter protests against Ex Gov Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State?
OKEBADAN: Have you been in a coma since the last six months or blind and mute?
KOSALABARO: Easy brother, I’m just asking you for clarification.
Even the Bible said,
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: when you don’t understand something, you have to ask those who do.”
OKEBADAN: OK. repeat your question.
KOSALABARO: What exactly is the uproar about?
OKEBADAN: Unpaid salaries running into several months during his tenure, no feasible development since 2011, arrogance, deteriorating education standard since 2011.
Flaunting of wealth by governor’s family, taken intimate picture with Hollywood star and mega corruption to mention a few.
KOSALABARO: Who told you all these?
OKEBADAN: It’s obvious, coupled with the news from the Nigeria Labour Congress and the masses in Oyo State.
KOSALABARO: What do they know about governance?
When did taking pictures become a cardinal sin?
What is the fuss about buying properties all over the world if you have your money?
What is bad in flaunting wealth if God blesses you?
OKEBADAN: But what they are saying is that millions of Oyo State citizens are living in abject poverty.
They can’t afford three square meals.
KOSALABARO: You’re telling me the Ex Governor is their God who created them?
Please, His Excellency has a lot to worry about than all these nonsense coming from your mouth. The traditional rulers and their children are on his neck. The Pastors and Imams won’t allow him rest. He is dealing with senior citizens in the State and you are talking about insignificant people here!
OKEBADAN: But the people you now call insignificant were the people who voted for him. They stayed under the sun for hours and defended their votes.
They loved him genuinely but it seems the Ex Governor broke their trust.
KOSALABARO: Whatever, I know who sent you. You are working for Rasheed Ladoja.
Your bad belle will do nothing to us.
Tell ex Governor Rasheed Ladoja to state his own achievements when he was in power.
OKEBADAN: I don’t need to ask Rasheed Ladoja. I saw his model schools all over Oyo State.
The teachers’ salaries were paid on time during his tenure. No single protest during his time as governor except Late Adedibu sponsored Road Transport thugs.
Alafin of Oyo, Iku Babayeye, told me in his Palace in 2011 that Rasheed Ladoja did not steal Oyo State money. So, I don’t understand what you’re saying here.
KOSALABARO: How can you understand me?
You were too busy with “he said and they said”.
If you don’t know anything for sure, how do we know for sure that the Labour Union and masses you are talking about understand the plans of His Excellency for Oyo people?
OKEBADAN: We do know the ex Governor’s plans.
Nearly all the good people of Oyo State know what was going on. Our prayer is that God should run his family the way he ran Oyo State. Whatever he wishes for Oyo people should also happen to him.
KOSALABARO: I will say Amen, because I know for sure that ex Governor’s plan was to transform Oyo State to a model State in Nigeria.
His plan was to make all of you proud of your State but as usual, you didn’t appreciate his efforts but I will leave you to God.
The Bible said “Prophets are honored everywhere except in their own hometowns, among their relatives, and in their own households.”
OKEBADAN: If Ajimobi is the prophet they mentioned in the Bible, I will rather follow Satan than honour your own prophet.