By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Coordinator, Ekun Odu’a Oja’ba in Ibadan the Oyo State capital, Professor Oluwakayode Ogundoro has charged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to set the record straight on the history of his government with late Ibadan strongman, Chief Lamidi Ariyibi Adedibu.
He described the recent statement by Chief Obasanjo while extoling the virtues of late Ibadan strongman, Chief Lamidi Adedibu as dishonest and twist of history.
In a press release made available to Western Post in Ibadan, he said Chief Obasanjo’s comment was not what chief Adedibu stand for during his lifetime.
Chief Obasanjo had during a book presentation in honour of the late generalissimo at the University of Ibadan described Chief Adedibu as a rare political leader and gladiator whose record will be hard to surpass in the political settings of the state and nation in general.
Obasanjo also said if not for Chief Adedibu, he would not have won the presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Obasanjo’s recent statement on Adedibu at the Trenchard hall during a book presentation in Ibadan was dishonest and twist of history.
“It was a twist of what Adedibu issue really was.”
According to him, Chief Obasanjo recruited Chief Adedibu into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from ANPP to delivered the South West States for him during the election.
“I was a member of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ibadan South West Local Government Area in Ibadan during the election in 1999 in which Adedibu lost everywhere in the election that went well.
“When Obasanjo came into power, he gave Adedibu coercive instrument and armed him to the teeth to enable him deliver the southwest Yorubaland for him.
“This is the story Obasanjo failed to tell the people, because he is a twister of history adding that Nigeria leaders have always fed the people with lies with propaganda that have undermined our integrity and development,” he said.
He said there is a need to emancipate the people from mental slavery in order to set the record straight to move Oduduwa people forward.
He charged Chief Obasanjo to set the record straight with history that will promote Yoruba race because Yoruba people are Omoluabi who don’t tell lies.