asks him to withdraw his Statement now
Ex police affairs minister, Hon. Jelili Adesiyan has replied to the statement made by the former deputy governor of osun Mr Benedict Alabi during his interview with one of the Nigeria News platform PREMIUM TIMES.
Mr. Alabi who claimed that it was due to the internal crisis of the Party in the state that made the incumbent governor Ademola Adeleke to defeat Oyetola during the last July 16 governorship election and he is ready to unite all the aggrieved party members because “He does not belong to any Faction within the party in Osun”
Mr Alabi said he has the qualities to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party because he does not belong to any of the factions.
He further stated that “The structures are there, I know who and who to reach out to and what button to press. If I am given that opportunity, having been a contestant for governorship before and also being the deputy governor of the state, I belong to no faction, I belong to the party and that is where I still remain till tomorrow.”
But in a reply to the comment made by the former deputy governor, Jelili Adesiyan has countered and questioned the loyalty of Benedict Alabi who they all supported in a joint ticket with Gboyega Oyetola as Governor and Deputy Governor respectively in 2018/2022 governorship election
Mr. Jelili who is also from the same federal Constituency with the the former deputy governor said “ How can deputy governor says such . He is calling the rest of us who stood by the government in which he was the second in command is being taken for a fool. In fact his actions is worse than Aregbesola and his TOP supporters because we know where they are and we simply placed them there”
Adesiyan further advised ex-deputy governor to come out and debunk the statement credited to him as untrue or being misquoted by the media
“It is time he come out to say he is misquoted otherwise prosperity will not be kind to him”
Furthermore, Adesiyan made it clear that his loyalty lies with the former Governor Oyetola, both in the past and at present. This assertion not only reinforces his commitment to the Ilerioluwa faction but also highlights his unwavering support for Oyetola’s leadership
“As for me and my numerous supporters are in the faction of Gov Oyetola then and now” Adesiyan Said.