A group within the People’s Democratic Party, National Equity Group has said that the former Minister of Mines and Steel, Elder Wole Oyelese was being haunted by the curse placed on him when he betrayed the yoruba people by partaking in the government of the late Military Head of State, General Sanni Abacha.
The group stated,this while reacting to the statement credited to the former Minister wherein he called on the Governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde to retrace his steps over his opposition to the presidential flagbearer of the Party in the 2023 poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
In a release signed by the Secretary General of the group, Fredrick Samson and made available to journalists, it said Elder Oyelese should save his ahistorical advice to himself because he lacks the moral right to offer such advice to a true advocate of justice, equity and fairplay like Engr Seyi Makinde.
“To set the record straight, Makinde does not bear a personal grudge against Atiku Abubakar or the People’s Democratic Party as a whole, but the northern agenda to usurp every positions and benefits at the detriment of the southern zone is untenable.
That is the position of Engr Seyi Makinde. Whereas, Oyelese is an acolyte of the northern agenda, and he is doing their bidding.
This same Oyelese ran into trouble in 2001, when he referred to the late High Chief Lamidi Adedibu as a “political accident” , just because he did not enjoy largesse from the garrison commander of Ibadan politics as he used to get. For that, Adedibu made him to smell pepper and the rest is history today.
Oyelese has an antecedent of playing villainous roles against his people all in the name of money and other benefits.
He is renown for attacking his principals when he is broke. Hence, it is either Oyelese himself is a “political accident” or an “accident of history.
This is Oyelese, who accepted to be a Minister under the late dictator, General Sanni Abacha during the inglorious regime of the military junta. In those days when no illustrious yoruba son had anything to do with the blood sucking Head of State under whom the hero of our democracy, Chief M. K. O. Abiola was killed. Majority of the Afeniferes fled the country while some were killed extrajudicially and many more were incarcerated in Nigerian Prisons.
Oyelese would wine and dine with the devil when money is involved. Let us ask him, how many times has he contested elections in Oyo state? The only time he won a primary election was through Engr Seyi Makinde in Social Democratic Party, and it was Makinde who raised his hand to endorse his candidature as the flagbearer.
Oyelese is being haunted by the strong curse place on him and three others who served under General Sanni Abacha, the de facto junta who killed Chief M.K.O Abiola. That curse subsist till today and is trailing behind Oyelese and the three others; while one has died (late Dr. Olu Onagoruwa), the other two ( Mrs Bolaji Osomo and Ebenezer Babatope) have both gone into political oblivion while alive.
We advise Oyelese to seek the face of God in prayer and fasting, possibly he could be forgiven by God for his treacherous act to the Yoruba nation.