- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu blamed the Afenifere group for the leadership backwardness and underdevelopment in the southwest region
- The governor accused Gani Adams and Yinka Odumakin of speaking as Yoruba leaders without consulting the people they claim to lead in decision making
- Akeredolu slammed the 2014 National Conference as a gathering convened to share billions of taxpayers monies
Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state, has thrown a tantrum and insulted two prominent Yoruba leaders who were delegates at the 2014 National Conference.
According to reports, the governor took a swipe at the coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) Gani Adams, and the spokesperson of the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), Yinka Odumakin.
NAIJ.com notes that the governor made his comments via his senior special assistant on special duties, Dr. Doyin Odebowale during the inauguration of the leadership of the National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) which held at Babafunke Ajasin auditorium, Akure, the state capital.
Akeredolu described Gani Adams as a mere carpenter who became successful through thuggery, and stated that Odumakin had never done any other thing in his life apart from being a former mere reporter at Punch.
According to the governor, the pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, was responsible for the leadership backwardness and underdevelopment in the southwest region.
The governor stated: “Gani Adams is a Carpenter who metamorphosed to a businessman, in the name of thuggery.
“Yinka Odumakin has never done any other thing in his life, apart from being a reporter in Punch Newspaper at a time.
“These are celebrated frauds in the society, who parade themselves and speak as Yoruba leaders without consulting the people they claim to lead in decision making.”
Going further with his attack, Akeredolu condemned the 2014 National Conference.
He stated: “They gathered themselves together and shared billions of tax payers money, all in the name of National conference.
“And they expect people like us, who don’t have any input in their discussion to accept the report.
"These are the Lilliputians that our society celebrates today.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the governor of Ondo state Rotimi Akeredolu called on all civil servants in the state to sacrifice the outstanding salaries owed to them by the immediate past government.
He said government workers must be prepared to “pay the sacrifices” of waiving their salaries as part of their own contributions to the economic development of the state.
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