The Minister of Communications Bar Adebayo Shittu has vowed not to support the ambition of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Oyo State, Mr Adebayo Adelabu. He however promised to support and work for the reelection of the President Muhammadu Buhari.
The All Progressive Congress chieftain who lost his bid to become the party’s flag bearer for the Oyo state Governorship race due to his disqualification by the National leadership of the party over his non participation in the compulsory National Youth Service Corp Scheme made this disclosure while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
He further pooh-poohed the efforts of the reconciliation committee set up by the party to reconcile the warring factions within the party, especially after the rancorous party primaries that that threatened the unity of party members and the common interest of the party; consolidating their leadership in the coming general elections.
According to him, “Before you talk of reconciliation you must first talk of restitution. If you violate somebody’s rights or you seize somebody’s property and you are found out, instead of you to deliver what you had stolen you are now talking of reconciliation. I have is akin o saying that you must have peace even if there is no justice.
“As for me I don’t recognize the candidate of APC, I am in court and I am sure that I would triumph over those who were not as intelligent in foisting a candidate on the party.
“With all sense of humility I have passed the stage where any party would threaten me. I am in court and if the party is sure that it has a better basis for what they have done, I let us go and meet in court. You don’t start threatening I who feel unfairly treated thinking you can get me out of the justice system.”
Shittu expressed optimism that he would triumph over the antics of his adversaries and that it was unfortunate that Adelabu was foisted by Governor Abiola Ajimobi as the governorship candidate of the party barely two months after joining the party.
He however reiterated his support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 poll. According to him, plans are underway on galvanizing grassroots support for the president’s reelection. He would inaugurate the coalition of a grassroots campaign for Buhari/Osinbajo election in Oyo state on the 5th of January 2019 in a bid to gamer two million votes for the President. e