It was a gathering of who-is-who over the weekend in Lagos as Bolatito, daughter of former Oyo State governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, wedded her hearthrob Emmanuel Idakula. Among those at the wedding were Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Ajimobi was again standing at the same platform with his cousin and erstwhile political ally, Ladoja, but now estranged politicians. Ajimobi had entered into an accord with Ladoja’s Accord Party to be able to form government after the 2011 election and to stabilise the government effectively at the state House of Assembly. Under that alliance, Ladoja had nominated two commissioners and some members of the state boards of parastatals in exchange for his support for the government. The two gladiators have now parted ways, as Ladoja is angling to run again for Oyo State governorship in 2015. Ajimobi has since dispensed with Ladoja’s men in his cabinet.