Ex-Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has said the face off between Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and the Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu was a threat to the chances of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in winning the 2019 general elections. Kalu who made this declaration in his goodwill message on Saturday at the presentation of the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari and the commissioning of the South West Zonal Office of Muhammadu Buhari/ Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group currently holding in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, maintained that the rift between the duo can only lead to setback in the party if not urgently settled.
The office which is situated at Veterinary junction, along Mokola-Sango Road was built by the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu in championing the second term campaign of President Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo in 2019 elections. At the two in one event were former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole and Deputy National Chairman, South West APC, Chief Pius Akinyelure.
Others included Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi, stalwarts of the ruling APC and Mrs. Nike Omowoware. Kalu while speaking said he was not really concerned about the office but the unity within the party.
He said, “We know that there is a break in connection between the governor and the Minister. We are not happy of what is happening between the governor and the Minister.