All Progressives Congress(APC), Ward 09, Ijebu North Local Government Area(INLG) of Ogun State on Wednesday declared that governor Dapo Abiodun deserves accolades and commendations from a chieftain of the party, Alhaja Adetola Kadiri, and not vituperations from her.
The Elders Council of APC, Ward 09, claimed that despite the fact that Alhaja Adetola Kadiri and her son, Hon. Dare Kadiri did not support governorship ambition of Dapo Abiodun at the beginning, the Kadiri family had been benefiting handsomely from Abiodun’s administration, wondering why they were not grateful.
The Elders who were reacting to comments credited to Alhaja Adetola Kadiri popularly called Iya Maba, where she, allegedly, disparaged the person of the governor, said they were not surprised at her vituperations against His Excellency, adding that she acted in accordance with her nature.
In the said publication, Iya Maba was quoted as saying “I can never forgive Dapo Abiodun, because I never expected what he did to my son. Although, he has apologized already, I won’t work with him again. I wish you were around as at that time, without Dare, APC wouldn’t have won Ifelodun. Let them come again for the second term, that is when they will know what politics is all about.
“All of us that were behind Dapo Abiodun, what did we gain. I pleaded and begged before I was given a councillorship ticket in the last LG election. Today, most of those that surround this government from Ijebu North are PDP members. Those that are disturbing us here in Ijebu North are all from PDP, no single APC member among them. The SSG is the one romancing them.
“In 2018, when Dapo wanted to start his campaign, Dare bought me a Sienna vehicle for the campaign. A week before the election, the likes of Nuberu and Olufodun went to meet Dapo and he gave them a new Sienna vehicle with money. He never bought me a car, it was my son who bought it for me so I can use it for Dapo Abiodun’s campaign. I followed him to all the length and breadth of Ogun. The vehicle got spoilt, Dapo didn’t see me. You can’t see him. If you call him, he won’t pick; message him, he won’t reply.
“I’m no longer interested in doing anything with Dapo. I’m still in APC, I don’t have anywhere to go, but I won’t work with him again. Dare can stick with Dapo; he has been calling him his brother. But, I, Adetola Kadiri, I’m no longer with Dapo Abiodun.”
But reacting to her comments, the elders described the vituperations and disparaging comments as revisionism, and tendered unreserved apology to the governor on behalf of Iya Maba, the suspended but reinstated APC leader in Ijebu North.
In an e – document sighted by The Daily Crucible and signed by Ademola Owoeye, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) Elder Council, the party noted that with the said Iya Maba’s outburst, it is now left to discerning minds take it as another barometer to Judge if she deserved the suspension earlier slammed on her or not.
Below is statesman:
RE: Mama Maba vituperation against Price Dapo Abiodun; a revisionist stance.
The attention of the leadership of Ward 09 has been drawn to a publication credited to Alhaja Adetola Kadiri, Iya Maba, where she disparaged the person of His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun. To us, in Ward 09, one cannot have a tree in his farm for years but unable to identify it’s fruits, hence we are not surprised.
We would not have gratified her vituperation with any reaction but to put the record straight, particularly to the teaming members of our party, APC, who are not within Ifelodun constituency of Ijebu-North Local Government.
There is need to urgently point it out to the entire APC family in Ogun State that if anyone deserves to be worshipped by the Kadiri’s family, the dynasty of Abiodun should be one.
Contrary to what many were deceitfuly made to believe, or what the aggrieved leader submission tend to portray, the Maba dynasty ( Alhaja Adetola Kadiri and Hon. Dare Maba) did not support Abiodun aspiration until when Senator Ibikunle Amosun refused Hon. Dare Maba the second term ticket. The first set of Dapo Abiodun Movement in the entire Ijebu North Local Government are (The late Barr. Kunle Ogunlana, Hon. Balogun Klass, Com. Nuberu Adesanya Olufemi) to mention a few.
The launch of Triple A Campaign was champion in Ifelodun constituency, (ward 09 inclusive) by Hon. Dare Maba, how come is the mother claiming vain glory. It is pertinent to mention that they are only interested in their personal benefit rather than being interested in the progress and development of the party.
While we do not deny her joining DA family afterwards, we dare ask if any family enjoys Dapo Abiodun administration better that the Maba family? All the leadership of all transport Union in IFELODUN are from the family, the mother earns handsomely as a member of GAC, the only board member from IFELODUN is from Kadiri family.
We therefore, want to tender an unreserved apology to the governor on behalf of our suspended but reinstated leader.
With her outburst, discerning minds needs no further barometer to Judge if she deserves the suspension or not.
Ademola Owoeye , PRO Elder Council writes from Imere Mini Ward, Ward 09, Ago Iwoye*