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Isiak Abiola Ajimobi: The Rise And Fall Of Oyo Emperor - Alaba Abdulrazak

Isiak Abiola Ajimobi: The Rise And Fall Of Oyo Emperor – Alaba Abdulrazak

Isiak Abiola Ajimobi: The Rise And Fall Of Oyo Emperor - Alaba Abdulrazak

In the political history of Oyo state no governor has received the favor and blessings of God than Senator Isiak Abiola Ajimobi.

In situations where his predecessors have failed; Abiola Ajimobi has succeded.

The second term which consumed many past governors, Ajimobi transversed unhurt and even earned a nickname ‘Koseleri’.

But rather than appreciate Almighty’s preferential favor and blessings upon his life; he has over the years shown ingratitude through his attitude and also exhibited great disdain to fellow beings.

He sees himself as the ‘Alpha and Omega’ of Oyo state.

He has positioned himself as a man whose power can only be substituted with that of God in the last eight years.

Whether you like him or hate him, Abiola Ajimobi is a ‘master of disguise and treachery‘. This is evident in virtually all his actions and policies.

As a politician and governor, he understands how to use power at his disposal to the fullest.

A particular example was how he neutralized ‘Unity Forum’, a faction of All Progressive Congress, APC in Oyo state.

Just when ‘Unity Forum’ members thought they had the control of the party, Abiola Ajimobi emerged like the Phoenix from ashes and took over the party, forcing Unity Forum members to decamp to other parties.
If there’s one thing you can’t take away from Ajimobi it is ‘ego’.

To say Boda Isiaka is arrogant and loquacious is stating the fact and humility isn’t one of his greatest virtues.

Instead, complete self-assuredness bordering on smug, condescending arrogance has been the hallmark of his demeanor.

Ajimobi’s congenital dishonesty or let simply say his congenital arrogance has cost him Oyo South senatorial seat .

In Ajimobi’s widest imagination, he would never have thought that the likes of Dr Kola Balogun would end up preventing him from going to Senate.

His dream of installing yet another arrogant ‘puppet’ as a Governor now hangs on balance.

Even his anointed candidate now understands that there is fire on the mountain and gubernatorial election in Oyo state won’t be business as usual.

In the last eight years at helm of affairs in Oyo state, Ajimobi’s performance is nothing to write home about.

Though propaganda coming from his government will make you think that he has even surpassed Lagos State in development.

Under his administration, Oyo state is not only in debt but is contractualized.

But as a smart politician he uses propaganda very well and almost succeeded in silencing opposition, except for few ones.

If there’s one thing Ajimobi’s detests so much, it is criticism.

He doesn’t care using sledgehammer to exterminate a fly when it comes to criticism.

Unfortunately, Ajimobi is one of those egocentric politicians in the country today who will rather be ruined by praise than be saved by criticism.

He belongs to the group of borderline personalities who instead proffering solutions to myriad of problems bedeviling the poor people has aggravated it.

Policies and programmes under this administration are propelled by selfish interest.


If Ajimobi’s had won the senatorial seat; he would have been boastful in his usual ways.

For a man who disrespected the office of Olubadan of Ibadanland-did he expect ‘Ose Meji’ to just smile and allow him have his way by going to Senate again? Hell no,! “Eni base nti enikan oseri, ojuu ree yoo rii nti enikan oriri”.

Ajimobi’s failure to win the senatorial seat for Oyo South is a lesson for all those in power and positions of authority.

We should all do good because the only constant thing in life is change either positive or negative.
We’ll be accountable for our actions one day.

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