The umbrella group for all pro-Senator Abiola Ajimobi socio-political groups within and outside Nigeria, Ajumose Legacy Forum (ALF) has disowned one of its affiliate groups, the Ajumose Coalition Movement (ACM) which recently announced that it was changing its name to Itesiwaju-Oyo Coalition Movement (ICM).
The ICM was quoted as saying that it was assuming the new nomenclature as part of its strategic measures ahead of the 2019 elections.
But the ALF accused the ICM of strategising to actually work against Governor Ajimobi.
In a statement issued by its Chairman, Chief M.K.O Olaoye, on Sunday, the ALF said: “We, Ajumose Legacy Forum (ALF), are strongly denying any connection whatsoever with the troubled affiliate group, which purportedly changed its name in a calculated attempt to oppose the government of the day in Oyo State. We keenly observed that some few former Caretaker Chairmen under the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi are discontented over the change of batons in their respective local government areas administration, hence, the reason for their action. We know all along that their supposed loyalty to Senator Abiola Ajimobi was doubtful as they have always been known as desperate power-seekers and all-government-in-power is their second nature.
“Therefore, we authoritatively say that Ajumose Legacy Forum is intact and 100% loyal not only to the masses-oriented agenda of our leader, Senator Abiola Ajimobi but also to our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC). Our socio-political group has been at the forefront of Mr. Governor’s political activities prior to the 2007 general elections and we remain steadfast till today, despite its metamorphoses.
“The Ajumose Legacy Forum will always be proud of Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s administration’s giant strides. It’s visible even to the blind and audible to the deaf that Governor Ajimobi has performed excellently in his almost 7years reign. He has showcased brilliant performances in the areas of peace and security, infrastructure and urban renewal, industrialisation, excellent health care services, agricultural revolution, improving Internal Generated Revenue, employment and empowerment of youths and women, and among others. To this end, we shall always stand with the architect of modern Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, even after his tenure because his legacies must not die.
“We are convinced that Governor Ajimobi’s achievements will speak for our great party, APC, in the next general elections and our forum will play her vital roles (as always) towards victories of the party’s candidates”.