A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, has lambasted former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, for describing Governor Seyi Makinde as a ‘baby governor.’
Speaking on Thursday while welcoming some loyalists of a former governor of Oyo State and leader of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Rashidi Ladoja, Agboola described Fayose as a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Agboola, a political ally to Governor Makinde, also described the ex-governor as an opportunist.
Agboola said, “Such a statement from Fayose to a serving governor and leader of the PDP in the South-West is most uncharitable and in bad taste.
“Governor Makinde before venturing into the public service had made tremendous success as a businessman. He rose from there to win a landslide victory as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election.
“And the 2019 electoral victory came at a time both the state and Federal Government were being controlled by the ‘almighty’ All Progressives Congress, yet Makinde triumphed and won to prove the bookmakers wrong.
“Today, Oyo State is witnessing all-round development in education, health, infrastructure, economy and lots more. Makinde was able to resolve the crisis in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and also ensured it is now the sole property of Oyo State.
“The man with such a Midas touch, whose future promises greater value to humanity, is to Fayose a baby governor? He must have woken up from the wrong side of the bed to utter such a statement.
“But for posterity sake, Fayose deserves no reply, especially if one recalls how he has failed as a politician in his home stat
“Here is Fayose, who had only won elections when the PDP ruled at the centre. His ambition to become a senator in 2011 under the Labour Party was futile, which shows he wins only when the PDP holds sway. Makinde won when opposition was and still at the centre.”