Another APC Governor Accused Of Collecting Dollar Bribe

The dust raised from the dollar bribe scandal of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State is yet to settle, and another chieftain of the APC appears to be joining in. 
 The last-minute decision of Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State, to back Bayo Adelabu rather than Joseph Tegbe for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not without money changing hands, SaharaReporters has been told.

Months before the primary election, Ajimobi egged on anyone who indicated interest in succeeding him; however, as the primary election drew nigh, it became apparent that he was tilting towards Tegbe over Adelabu.

A source had told SaharaReporters back then: “Each time anyone went to him to say he wanted to run in 2019, the Governor always encouraged them. He would answer, ‘Of course you are qualified. You schooled and you work in a reputable company; go ahead’. Now, those aspirants misconstrued the Governor’s encouragement for endorsement, not knowing that he had been telling all them the same thing,” he said.

The source had also added: “However, if he has his way, he would go for Tegbe. Bayo is very close to some Ibadan establishments — highly powerful people who would profit if he becomes Governor. These people are now using every opportunity to lobby the Governor, telling him Bayo would make a good successor.

“But the Governor knows that Bayo is already a billionaire, so it would be hard to control Bayo because Bayo has the money and the clouts to confront him should the need arise. You know how governors are always fearful of their godsons rising against them in future.”

SaharaReporters understood that Ajimobi had told those close to him that his successor must be a God-fearing person. This “God-fearing” meant someone who belongs to a mosque or church, or who has people he respects, people whom he would listen to should he be  reported.
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