A chieftain of People’s Democratic Party in Oyo state, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan has described former minister and Peoples Democratic Party leader, Elder Wole Oyelese as a party leader who speaks to defend the Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde only when on recharge.
Olopoeyan on Monday registered his disappointment in Elder Wole Oyelese over his issuance of a letter, addressed to aggrieved party leaders in Oyo state.
Olopoeyan said, an elder like Wole Oyelese is a total disgrace to PDP both in the state and at national level.
It could be recalled that Elder Wole Oyelese who claimed to be the only remaining active founding father of PDP and passionate leader about the party survival in Oyo state had earlier advised aggrieved leaders of PDP in the state not to allow themselves to be used by some external influence of an Abuja based politician from Oyo state. Oyelese said those Abuja base politicians do not seem to see anything good in the Seyi Makinde- led administration, also accused the aggrieved leaders of fighting governor Seyi Makinde because of his refusal to hand over the key of the treasury to them.
In his reaction, Olopoeyan said he is not lost on Elder Oyelese and his letter because he is a party leader with a certain price.
According to him, “Many people will not be surprised after reading his sponsored letter, we had known Elder Oyelese to always fail to speak the truth when money is involved. He is a biased leader, he has failed party leaders and members because of his bias and paid statements about the current issues within the party in the state.
“Elder Oyelese has lost his remaining political value since 2015 when he collected a huge amount of money from Governor Seyi Makinde to contest senatorial seats but failed to get more than 5 votes in his own polling unit. Ask governor Makinde, he will tell you Elder Oyelese will praise and sing for you politically only when you drop money on his table.
“He, Elder Oyelese, because of money left his remaining little political honor in PDP to decamp with governor Makinde to SDP in 2015, it is just a shame for such an old man to be fueling a crisis in PDP where he has no stake anymore. Instead of him to be making effort to establish peace between factions as an elder statesmen like Baba Saka Balogun and Chief Yekini Adeojo, he chose to run away from the truth and path with abnormality. Even though he is yet to decamp to PDP officially since he left SDP, it was only governor Makinde that we welcomed back to PDP.
“I didn’t know what Elder Oyelese had thought before directing such shameless letter to the party leaders that are looking for ways to rescue the party from the hand of dictatorship in the state, where was he when people he called Abuja based politicians from Oyo state were busy running round within the state and Abuja just to get governorship ticket for governor Seyi Makinde and to campaign for him to be the governor he is now ? “It is too much for a party elder like Oyelese to say that such people who worked tirelessly for governor Makinde to be the governor are now those who don’t seem to see anything good in the Seyi Makinde- led administration. He was not to be found when those leaders were on top of situations.
“I dare Elder Wole Oyelese to speak out about what he told Chief Bode George about governor Seyi Makinde when he called him in London after the 2019 election. It was this same old man that advised senator Ayo Adeseun to take Seyi Makinde to court after our party governorship primary. Elder Wole Oyelese was with Sen. Adeseun throughout the court case before it was won by governor Makinde.
“As a party elder leader then, it was him telling everyone that governor Seyi Makinde will not win the 2019 election, he failed to play any role and not even tested with any because of his attitude when it comes to election funds.
“I was told how he called some party leaders and members to his house for a meeting twice, where he expresses his anger on governor Seyi Makinde and curses his administration.
“Elder Oyelese is just a hypocrite, he will speak good about Seyi Makinde in public and backbite thereafter. Just last week, on Saturday, he called Arole Ile’ba, Baba Nureni Akanbi and Gbolatunmi Azeez secretly, and asked them to liaise with him to be doing eye service for Governor Makinde so as to milk him”.
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