By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the State Governor Ademola Adeleke to desist from constantly being a vicious source of embarrassment to the people of the state through his actions and inactions as number citizen of the state
According to the State Chairman of the party, Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, the crude way that Adeleke handled his first feedback programme in eleven months tagged ‘Ipade Imole’ was nothing but a display of the theatre of absurdity.
Lawal observed that the totality of the conduct of Governor Adeleke throughout the duration of the programme revealed that he is ill-prepared or lacks in quantum the natural endowments required to successfully govern the state.
He stated that the time-wasting ‘Ipade Imole’ which ran for several hours where Adeleke talked much without substance afforded the people of the state a golden opportunity to discover that the governor is not only an expert in dancing but he is an unrivalled political comedian who trivializes serious matters affecting the state for lack of not knowing what to do, how to do it and when to do same.
The chairman also said that the whole exercise turned out to be a tirade whereby the governor was openly demanding to be clapped for by his burdened and embarrassed audience.
Lawal stated that it was a thing of shame that the governor ended up embarrassing himself, his political party (PDP) and the people of the state as his feedback approach to questions expressly showed that he was not properly tutored by his usual chaperone.
He hinted that he could not blame all the radio stations but one which yanked off the programme from their stations when it became visible that the governor could not meaningfully and concisely communicate his thought.
Lawal stated that never in the history of the state has any governor had such a poor showing in public engagement.
The state APC chairman who also accused Governor Adeleke of lack of empathy, wondered why the governor was seemingly comfortable to hold such a programme amidst singing and cracking of jokes while lives of innocent souls were being cut short in the lingering communal clash between the people of Ifon-Osun and Ilobu in about five kilometres away from the venue.