Founding Father of the PDP in Oyo State Quits Politics

August 22, 2016, 12:31 am

The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Yekini Adeojo, at the weekend, said he has decided to quit politics after several decades.

Adeojo, who was until now a founding father of the PDP in Oyo State, said his decision was not unconnected with the recent happenings within the party.

In a chat with The Nation at the weekend, the PDP chieftain, who made several attempts at reconciling the factionalised PDP both within and outside Oyo State, noted that he was “fed up with politics”.

He said: “That is why you didn’t  see me at the Port Harcourt convention. I have since discovered that it is not worth it after all. I want to face my private life and my business. That is it; it just doesn’t worth it.”

Adeojo, who is the Seriki Musulumi of Yorubaland, admitted that he intentional didn’t want to make any statement when he was appointed by Governors Olusegun Mimiko and Ayodele Fayose to chair a committee to select a candidate from Lagos and Ogun states at the Akure PDP meeting co-chaired by the two governors.

 

“Yes, I was aware of that meeting. Even the meeting in Ibadan, did you see me there? I felt it is time to quit. Let me face my business and private life. I think that is the best thing to do,” he said.

Adeojo, a traditional Ibadan chieftaincy holder, had made several attempts to become the Oyo State governor, but each time he contested, he had issues with the late strongman of Ibadan politics, Chief Lamidi Adedibu.

 

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