All appears not well between Governor Seyi Makinde and his Deputy, Rauf Olaniyan as recent developments revealed the frosty relationship between the duo and rather than abating; the cold get worsened.
The Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan has countered Governor Makinde’s Decision to shift the Police Squadron to Ago-Are, Oke-Ogun zone area of Oyo State.
While featuring on a live radio program today, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Matters, Mr. Babatunde Oduyoye said that some big wigs in Oke-Ogun requested that the Police Squadron be sited in the zone.
He was speaking on a popular radio program ‘Political Circuit’ at Fresh FM, Mouthpiece NGR learnt.
Few minutes after the statement, Mayor Isaac Brown who anchored the program said that the Deputy Governor sent in a message that he was not part of those who agreed to site the Police Squadron in Ago-Are.
Mr. Oduyoye also confirmed that Governor Makinde was in Abuja around August to make a request for the Mobile Squadron to strengthen the security of the state as against the general view that it was diverted from Oyo town to Ago-Are.
The lid over the seemingly calmed crisis appeared reopened when the governor’s adviser’s on political matters lend his voices on police squadron being shifted to Ago-Are without the consent of the deputy governor who hale form the zone.
Though the Governor and his deputy had on different occasions expressed that the relationship that exists between them is intact, but the recent action by the Deputy Governor is enough to conclude that the relationship between them is questionable.
Recall Mouthpiece NGR had few weeks ago reported that some people at the corridors of power who are loyal to Governor Makinde were said to be plotting to initiate moves to impeach the deputy governor, who is understood to be desirous of becoming a governor.
According to a source, Olaniyan being a potential governorship candidate with supporters across the local government areas in the state and as a ‘fat cat’, he has the ‘war chest’ to successfully pursue his political ambition, the dissatisfied camp is threatened, thus agreed to boot him out of government.