The Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the statement allegedly credited to former Governor Rashidi Ladoja on the recruitment of 5,300 teachers by incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Ladoja and the Accord Party were quoted to have said the 5,300 teachers recruited by the present government were non-existent and that the governor’s trip to the 33 local governments to distribut letters of appointment was “executive joblessness”.
In its response, the state APC said AP should be pitied because it was apparent that the Ajimobi administration had broken the myth by its leader, Mr. Ladoja – that he was the only friend of Oyo teachers.
It said: “A psycho analysis of that statement will show that Ladoja and Accord are afraid that their age-long deceit has been exposed.
“That statement was actually lamenting Ajimobi’s inroad into the hearts of Oyo State teachers.
“For a long time, Ladoja deceived the people that he had the key to the hearts of the teachers through what he called his 30-students-in-class policy. That had always been his greatest claim to heroism.
“Initially, they inundated the press with the so-called paucity of teachers in Oyo State. Now that we have given every local government a sense of responsibility by employing their sons and daughters as teachers, Accord is bellyaching.
“Ladoja even told us what was news to Oyo State: he employed 4,000 teachers! How come nobody but him knew this phantom recruitment until now?
“The former governor knows the implication of how Ajimobi employed the teachers from their localities as against what used to be done.
“But he should be man enough to own up that the game of deceit is over and Ajimobi is the newest bride of the teachers”.