Looking at politics and how it is being practiced and played in Ekiti State will continue to be devoid of a sane, accurate and right views and perspectives as long as it is occupied with selfishness, greed and the thirst to continue to be in power through any means not minding or considering the true change the people wanted and desired.
The above can exactly be alluded to what actually happened during the last All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship Primary, in which according to the party’s leadership in Ekiti State produced Mr. Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji as its flag bearer and the eventual winner for the position of the Governorship seat of Ekiti State.
Digging deep into what politics means, simply put, it is the way that people living in groups make decisions. Politics without mincing words involves making agreements between people so that they can lovely live together in groups such as tribes, cities or countries thereby helping some people spend a lot of their time making such agreements.
Politics which was coined from the Greek word “Πολιτικά – politiká” means the affairs of the cities or a set of activities that associated with making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations among individuals, such as the distribution of state resources and status evenly. The branch of social science that studies politics and government is referred to as political science.
Now, to the open diatribes and direct attack displayed by the man expected to be fair to all party men and women, old and young, male and female, boys and girls, who instead choose to pitch his tent in support of a particular Aspirant (Biodun Oyebanji) and speaking ill against the man loved by Ekiti people (Kayode Ojo) can be said and concluded to be an unjust party man or judged to be an unintelligent or an unreasonable party Spokesperson in the State.
For Segun Dipe to say and conclude that a man that came third (Kayode Ojo) when his major Principal, Kayode Fayemi contested the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress’s governorship party ticket for the second term before he eventually won the seat as second term Governor in Ekiti State only has “affluence” and that he does not command any “influence” can be likened to a man with a demented mind and soul whose personality needs to be checked to determine his actual state of mind and psyche.
Examining the personality of the man called Segun Dipe is made of, it can be concluded that he is totally a neophyte when it comes to issue of politics in Ekiti State. Going down the history lane, the name of Segun Dipe is not known in Ekiti State at all not until the Incumbent Governor of the State appointed him as his Special Assistant on Media before he was handpicked by the same Governor for the position of the Public Relations Officer of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State and so, for him comparing himself with a man who has made his own marks beyond politics and contests during election in his own career should be viewed by all reasonable Ekiti’s as a display of incompetence on the part of Segun Dipe.
Moreso, Segun Dipe needs to be reminded that the grounds and circumstances that led to the choosing of Mr. Biodun Oyebanji as the Ekiti APC’s Guber Candidate is a complete ruse. Mr. Segun Dipe should know and be reminded that irregardless of the Court purchased judgement that the Jigawa State Governor led Primary Election Committee Chairman sent to Ekiti State to conduct the Governorship Primary Election in cohorts with others like Adeoye Aribasoye, Kemi Faleye, etc concorted figures and declared their own “anointed candidate” as the winner of the charade exercise.
It is the general appalling views of the Ekiti people that, with the outcome of that Primary Election and the June 18th Governorship Election in Ekiti State, the people of Ekiti no doubt had been thrown deeper into more bondage and problems which can only take God Almighty Himself to rescue them.
One indispensable and very pertinent question that I will throw at Segun Dipe is that, if the so- called All Progressives Congress Governorship Primary Election was truly free and fair, why was Mr. Biodun Oyebanji and others like him have been going round places like Lagos, ABUAD, Abuja, Ado Ekiti and others begging and pleading with some respected and notable Ekiti Sons and Daughters to support him so as for him to have a soft landing after robbing Peter to pay Paul? Why? Oga Segun Dipe should answer the question!
More importantly, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji himself should genuinely search his mind and tell us if truly there was any Governorship Primary of the All Progressives Congress that took place in Ekiti State early this year which now gives him his so-called Governorship mandate he is claiming to have won today.
Also, Mr. Segun Dipe should tell the likes of Pastor Barrister Adeoye Aribasoye, a Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Ekiti State to search through his mind if he was not used to report fake and concorted figures that to the Governor of Jigawa State at the APC Secretariat during the Collations and Announcement of the results.
Segun Dipe should also query his own sincerity prelude to the conduct of the Ekiti State APC Gubernatorial Primary. He should come out clean and tell us that he was not handpicked as the State Public Relations Officer of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State by the likes of Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Otunba Niyi Adebayo and the Incumbent Governor himself to do an hatchet job for Mr. Biodun Oyebanji? He should tell us now or forever keep quiet.
Mr. Segun Dipe should also tell the people of Ekiti State why he used the security agents to harass, intimidate and send out Journalists covering the Ekiti North Senatorial Primary Election exercise where he was the Chairman of the Electoral Committee from covering the hatchet job he was sent there to do by being a surrogate to his paymaster and godmother for their own preferred Candidate in person of Mr. Cyril Fasuyi, the Director General of the Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji Campaign Organization.
Frankly speaking, for you Segun Dipe to say that Mr. Kayode Ojo should have held political positions and submit himself to serve before he can become a leader shows the level of your sentiment even as the Party’s spokesperson who is supposed to be fair and impartial to all the Aspirants as well as to all the shades of opinion and views within the party in Ekiti State.
Probably that you Segun Dipe have forgotten so quick that your major Principal, the incumbent Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi did not hold any political office or position in Ekiti State prelude to when he contested for the Governorship seat in the State and he eventually won.
To be precise, in the year 1999, how many people in Ekiti State knows who is Dr. Kayode Fayemi? Without much argument, nobody knows him at all. He was not popular at all unlike today in the State, that Mr. Kayode Ojo has become a well known and popular figure in every home across the entire State.
Before and in 1999, how many people knows your own godmother of today, in person of the so-called Erelu Bisi Fayemi? How many people I ask you again Oga Segun Dipe?
You, Segun Dipe, before 2018, how many people knows you in Ekiti State? Even now in 2022, how many people knows you politically? What is your level of political relevance other than submitting yourself as an errand boy to Kayode Fayemi and Erelu Bisi Fayemi? What is your political relevance I repeat?
Infact, how many people knows where you came from in Ekiti State? Nobody knows that. But today, Mr. Kayode Ojo’s name is synonymous to Ikoro Ekiti. Anywhere anybody mentions Ikoro Ekiti, they will remember Mr. Kayode Ojo and also, any mention of Mr. Kayode Ojo’s name, they will remember Ikoro Ekiti. In essence, Mr. Kayode Ojo is Ikoro Ekiti and Ikoro Ekiti is Mr. Kayode Ojo.
Dear Segun Dipe, who knows your root? Who knows your source? Who is your father? Who is your mother? Who and who are your families in Ekiti State?
An enquiry and findings into who Mr. Kayode Ojo’s father is, will tell you, Segun Dipe that, Mr. Kayode Ojo’s father all his life has been an irrepressible top echelon High Chief of Ikoro Ekiti by name, High Chief (Dr.) Joshua Akanbi Ojo, the Eisaba of Ikoro Ekiti Kingdom.
So, can you now see that, comparing and contrasting yourself with Mr. Kayode Ojo of this world is a total misfit and, common sense should tell you that, as a matter of urgency, that you should retrace your steps and correct your errors before your actions drowned you and you guillotined yourself with your own hands irredeemably.
I want to urge you to please wake up from your slumber because the tenure of your paymasters are winding up so fast. Segun Dipe, you should be ashamed of yourself because the only venture you were still trying to put together at the last minute with the crumbs resources given you through your hatchet job won’t fall or collapse on your own head. I mean to say, the old time popular prostitute centre along the Police Command Headquarters Road in Ado Ekiti you were still trying very hard to bring back to life.
Don’t you know you are just an opportunist who is banking on the name and popularity of your godmother, political benefactor and political masters to lick crumbs and remnants from the tables of Erelu Bisi Fayemi and Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Dear Segun Dipe, don’t you know you are a leper? Any one who cannot stand alone on his own is a leper and a leper does not deserve a right to live among human beings. The only place a leper is authorized to live in the Bible is the refuse dumping sites and the deserted lands.
To the leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, it is umpteenth time for them all to know that, Mr. Segun Dipe through his recent actions and activities and unguarded statements against a respected party leader in the State does not deserves the right to be called a State Executive Member of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State.
A Party Executive by what the positions entails should be above board and more importantly, should be a statesman. Segun Dipe with the kind of character and fruits he has giving out to the public should be dethroned from the position of a statesman he has been installed by his paymasters.
Bisi Mayowa Writes From Ado Ekiti
NOTE: Please note that the above article is the personal opinion of the author.