IBADAN – The social media users have expressed their opinion over the ongoing ill-feelings between the Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and his Deputy, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan.
According to feelers from report of the Reconcilition Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Alhaji Saka Balogun which surfaced on Facebook platform in the afternoon of Friday, October 30, 2020, the committee had during the week met with a stalwart of the party, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeniyan who described Governor Seyi Makinde as someone who has forgotten those who brought him to power.
An active social media user, Ismaila Ashipa on Friday afternoon posted on his timeline that; “Is this a confirmation of a cold war between Gov. Makinde and his Deputy, Olaniyan. What did the Oyo State PDP Reconciliation Committee, led by Dr Saka Balogun, what were they seeking from the Deputy Gov, Olaniyan?
In his words, “I am very close to His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Raufu Aderemi Olaniyan. And he has never for once expressed any ill-feelings about his Engineer boss: not even through body language.
“Check this photo out. You’ll notice that 4th, 5th, 6th from left are all Oke-Ogun. They aren’t breakable. I fear o.”
But another Facebook user, Azeez Alarape Mukaila Akande said, “Ismaila Ashipa! Without playing to the gallery or mincing words Oke Ogun are trustworthy, straightforward, reliable, humble, simple and honest set of people. Baba Ashipa! You are experienced to deduces frosty relationship between Governor and his Deputy. Though, it may appears there is none, but you are quite aware of unhealthy rivalry between the occupier of the offices nationwide. Is it Tinubu/Buckner, or Tinubu/Pedro, Akande/Omisore, etc. Everything boils down on constitutional lacuna for the Deputy Governor office by 1999 Constitution.”
Ademola Solalu in his own contributions said; “One does not need any evidence again.”
Adigun Ibadan on his part said; “I don’t want to talk again, but the fact remains unchangeable.”
Steven Oluwatosin Gbadamosi said; “Inu ni oselu wa, but is the office of Deputy Governor functioning? what’s happening between him and his boss will soon be exposed. Expect mass defection of Oke Ogun people soon.”