The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, called out the state’s Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr Kehinde Oluwadare, for attacking former Governor Olusegun Osoba.
Oluwadare had said to Osoba that he was a failure for not having a successor like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other respected leaders.
“And we should all know that a leader without a successor is a failure… I will say the only person I can see with Osoba is Segun Adesegun. Aside from Segun Adesegun, no other person,” Oluwadare said.
The statement was widely circulated on social media, forcing Abiodun to order a rejoinder to dissociate himself from his commissioner’s comments.
Abiodun, in a statement released through his media aide, Kunle Somorin, described the comment as careless and uncomplimentary, saying it was not a reflection of the state governor.
“The comments were never a true reflection of the disposition of both the governor and indeed the government and the high esteem that Chief Olusegun Osoba is held.
“There is no doubt that Chief Olusegun Osoba’s repute is timeless and transcends Ogun State and indeed many spheres he has stamped his authority for him to be the subject of such a careless remark,” Abiodun stated.