Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has formally declared that he would not support the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, in his bid to succeed him as governor of Oyo state.
Ajimobi said this during an interview on Channels Tv on Monday, June 18.
He stated that Shittu does not have all it takes to be a governor, hence he would not support him despite being a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“Shittu doesn’t have what it takes to be a governor. I have been a governor now for seven years. I know the qualities of someone who should be a governor; he doesn’t have it. His temperament cannot be that of a governor”, the governor said.
“Governors must be reserved and should have proven themselves in their field of expertise before going into politics.
“I was an oil and gas man. I rose to the peak of my career as a managing director of a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum.Not only in Nigeria but outside Nigeria. I was chief executive of Shell (Petroleum) companies outside Nigeria,” he added. Ajimobi, however, stressed he has nothing personal against the minister giving him the go-ahead to contest in the elections.
“If you behave unconventionally and I say you behave unconventionally, is that derogatory? I have nothing against him, to be honest. I just like people to have decorum, I like people with style,” he added