The late former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Chief of Staff, Dr Gbade Ojo has said he may compete in the governorship race, in 2023, in Oyo State.
The news spilt has a rumour, but his statement said ‘‘you call it rumour mill in the new year, that is a good one. The truth is that we can not be criticising those in government eternally. If we think we can run the system better, we may decide to throw our hat into the ring but for now, I am still thinking, my people, are still thinking. I am in the service at the University and you cannot be a public Servant and call your self a politician simultaneously. When the right time comes, because tomorrow belongs to God for we Christians and everybody. When the time comes then, everybody will hear whether Doctor Gbade Ojo will be throwing his hat into the ring or not’’.
“I have a constitutional right. I am a citizen of Nigeria, I am a Citizen of Oyo State so, what is abnormal in it if I nurse the idea? I may and I may not but I may. Let’s wait and see. A rumour may be right or wrong. All humans are subjected to rumour, people talk about you whether you are there or not. But if anybody for whatever reason could be carrying such rumour about me, oh, I thank God.
‘‘I am not just a Scholar, I am a Pastor and not just a Pastor but a General Overseer of a Ministry and Osinbajo is a Pastor who is the Vice President.”
“It’s a good thing because if you are considered incompetent if you are considered not sufficiently educated if you are considered when you held public office in the past that you were not good enough, how could people be carrying such rumour about you? So, let us wait for tomorrow, let us wait for the future. I am still in Public Service as a Lecturer and a Teacher but being a Pastor does not disturb anybody from holding public Office. Moses was a public Officeholder, Joshua was a public Office holder, most people in the bible led their Country Isreal and today being a Pastor does not mean you cannot contribute your quota.”