By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The Olu-Owode Egba, Ogun State, Oba Kolawole Aremu Sowemimo has advised Governor Dapo Abiodun to watch out for alleged antics of the Olu Itori, Oba Fatai Akamo in seducing him into a cordial relationship.
Oba Sowemimo spoke in Abeokuta, while reacting to an interview of Oba Akamo in Akede Agbaye, a Yoruba newspaper, condemning last Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s government for blocking developmental strides in the State, especially Dangote factory expansion.
The monarch explained that Olu Itori lacked the moral standing to condemn Amosun because he (Olu Itori) is a major beneficiary of Amosun’s kindness.
Efforts to get the reaction of Olu Itori to the allegation was not successful at press time.
But Oba Sowemimo claimed that the sour relationship between Amosun and business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote as a result of alleged pranks by Olu-Itori in bringing about the proposed Dangote cement factory expansion in Oluke under Ewekoro local government area of the state.
He added that it was Olu Itori who lied to Aliko Dangote that he had gotten approval from the state government for the expansion of the cement factory, a development the businessman considered to be genuine before embarking on the expansion.
According to him, Dangote’s action infuriated Senator Amosun and he ordered the demolition of the construction works on the site.
His words: “I’m surprised that Oba Akamo can be saying all sorts of bad things about Senator Ibikunle Amosun because he was one of major beneficiary of the former governor.
“I just want to warn the incumbent governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to beware of Oba Fatai Akamo’s antics. He is a player. He is fond of switching allegiance to any new government, but immediately new government comes in place, he will condemn the outgone government.
“He started this with Otunba Gbenga Daniel; but when Amosun got to power, he mocked Daniel’s administration as a failed one. When Amosun was in power, he romanced him and even established Ogun Central Progressive Obas Forum to support Amosun. Even, on the eve of Amosun’s administration, he got a jeep as take- away gift from the former governor, but now he is singing different song because he wants to benefit from Dapo Abiodun’s government.
“It is wrong for royal fathers to be partisan in politics, because we should be fathers to anyone who becomes governor. Though, I regret my action during Amosun’s administration, but playing politics is over. We should be playing an advisory role now, not be siding any politician. Akamo is a player, Governor Abiodun should avoid such character.”