Former first lady of Oyo State, Dr (Mrs.) Florence Ajimobi, has denied reports that Governor Seyi Makinde gave her commissionership slots in his administration.
While reacting to an online publication, Mrs Ajimobi, in a statement signed by former Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy to late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Bolaji Tunji, said there was no time that such an overture was made to her.
“This news is strange to us. We can state categorically that at no time was such an offer discussed.
“Mrs Ajimobi holds the Governor in high regards. He has continued to exhibit good leadership traits while playing the politics of a unifier with the aim of bringing peace to the state, however the report about Commissionership slots overture could only be attributed to mischief makers,” Tunji said.
He also also highlighted the the role of Mrs Ajimobi during the 2023 general elections.
“Mrs Ajimobi who was the Oyo State Coordinator of the Tinubu/Shettima (OTISHE)Women Presidential Campaign Organisation worked for the victory of the presidential candidate of the party.
“During the period, she engaged various stakeholders in the state – such as the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN), Trade Associations, Market Men and Women, Moslem Women groups, youths and students bodies among others in the build up to the election.
“To her joy, her modest contribution led to an overwhelming victory for President Bola Tinubu with Oyo State having the highest votes in the South West States of Ogun, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo,” he said.
Tunji enjoined mischief makers to desist from propaganda aimed at further tearing the party apart.
“She is committed more than before to the unity of the party and she has put all the targeted attack on her during the electioneering period behind her while enjoining all the stakeholders to continue to look for the peace and stability of the party.
“She promised to work more with other stakeholders to achieve a lasting peace in the state.” he added.