OPEN LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY, ROTIMI AKEREDOLU [SAN]
For the past four weeks some unscrupulous and ungrateful people have been wagging their tongues in Ondo State where you are their governor . Many are crying and saying ”So this is what we bargained for?”. My lord , The more I tried to defend you the more I receive both physical and verbal blows from these ”ungrateful” complainants called the electorate .While some claimed they voted for you some others too said they campaigned for you because of your good and human -face manifestoes . Now they are saying that you jilted them like a lady who dumped her boyfriend after many years of courtship and went to marry Baba Olowo .
Sir, don’t mind the people of Ondo state but just have focus and do your best.They are complaining that you increased the tuition fee of Adekunle Ajasin University students from 31, 000 :00 to 150,000 and 200,000 Naira .Haaaaaa! I hope it is not true o o. Now some parents’ tears are flowing like the unceasing flowing river while some have their eyes red like blood and never dry like nose.
Again we learnt that the Iya Abiye Medical care in Ondo the former Governor Olussegun Mimiko put in
place for the poor is now to be paid for .Sir,let them pay for it and those who cannot afford it should go to Herbal homes , let them die there wetin concern me?
BoN, Bobo T, T Bobo
They are now speculating that you are planing to increase the tuition fees of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo. Sir, increase it , these students and their parents must pay through their nose to pay their wards’ school fees. Imagine some of these parents have three to five children in these schools , why did’nt they do family planning?. Is it compulsory for them to go to school? I have defended you that anybody can become a lawyer and a medical doctor without going to school. If they like let them go and be farming that is their own palava tabi sir?.
Sir, my thought is that if you really wanted to increase the tuition fees it should have been gradual, from 31,000 to 150,000 and 200,000 is too much! . A man said it is gross wickedness but I defended you that it is not. Sir, is it wickedness?. Don’t mind these people for I am sure these students will campaign vigorously for you again come 2021. Sure Banker!. Their parents will fight tooth and nail to make sure you win and they will all sing that victorious song ; winner ooo, winner; winner ooo, winner Aketi don win again o, winner….U don win bi won o tile dibo.
These enemies of progress with their badmouth said you have stopped that ”Free Ride Bus” for secondary students from home to school and from school back home Good of you jare. Sir, these students are just omo onibaje, they are spoil children , if they like let them trek from Ipele to Imade College when they are tired they will sit at home.
His excellency, a very stupid man slapped me again yesterday when he called you Jeroboam. Another cursed my parents who are sleeping in their graves jejely just because I called you our Messiah.I listed out your achievements like the street light in Owo, the birds hatching …near Emure,the roads you are constructing allover the place.
One woman was so stupid that he seized my beer and poured it on my head when I scolded them that they have been ungrateful to you. Oga Aketi, don’t mind them they are ungrateful, look at that stupid Iya alata who asked her daughter to go into ”night business” for she cannot pay her school fees again.
Sir, is it true that you did not promise them hardship ?. Is it true that you are paying their salaries as at when due?.When I told them you have paid their backlog of their salaries and that you have established 50 companies where parents would be working and students as well in order to pay their fees they beat me and pushed me into the gutter.
Sir,don’t listen to your aides ,if they hail you tell them to shout your name in a popular place and come and tell you their reactions OR better still sir, kindly go to Isikan Market, Oja Ulede, and ask the expectant mothers who cannot go to Iya Abiye for delivery and tell them you our governor, Yes they will all hail you and be praying for you Walaitalai,Yoowaa.
It was Diogenes that Cynic Philosopher who was going about with a lantern in daylight looking for an honest person unfortunately he died without seeing one!.
These students comprising the youths voted for you, their parents too fought tooth and nail and voted for you now this is the result of their vote.
Sir, we have short memory and we don’t learn from History, when the late Governor of Ondo ,State Chief Adebayo Adefarati was overwhelmingly welcomed to govern Ondo state but later the late Dr.Olusegun Agagu with his mammoth crowd that campaigned for him sent the old man packing. When Agagu who was well accepted came again the Mimiko called Iroko bulldozed him and Irokolised Agagu.
In Ondo town I was among the reporters who covered the mammoth crowd who went with him to his house when he [Mimiko] was declared the winner.Though he served his two -term.But when the bulldozer came for Iroko he could not wait for he too had to go the way his predecessors went .He lost woefully because among his ‘sins’ is that he failed to pay the civil servants’ salary .
In fact despite his political prowess you, Arakunrin uprooted the Iroko afterall Iroko lives in the forest but thank God you sent him back to Ondo his home town. The first time you lost the election all your supporters WEPT because of the hope we all had in you.
Now, you are barely one year old and you started like this , no man is happy, sir no matter your defence and advice offered you the tuition fees and other policies are grossly unfair.
Now in Ondo state the number of beggars will increase and the high rate of our prostitutes will go up .Robbery activities will be a big plus not to talk of the Yahoo boys in order to pay their school fees.
Now,as I am writing this article some parents and guardians are in the corners of their rooms crying, lamenting, gnashing their teeth and cursing the day they voted out MIMIKO.
Now the songs they are singing is
By the rivers of Ogbese
There we sat down
And we wept
When we remember Iroko