A chieftain of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Chief Waheed Atilola has fired a shot at Governor Seyi Makinde’s estranged political associate, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, describing the party chieftain as a chronic political jobber whose political relevance is not beyond noise-making.
Chief Atilola, in an exclusive interview with The Interview Magazine, expressed his worry over Alhaji Olopoeyan’s unrelenting fraternity with chieftains of the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, only a coward and political jobber like Olopoeyan would do PDP during the day and do APC during the night. He stated that the party chieftain risks being suspended from the ruling party if he does not stop his anti-party activities.
Atilola expressed worry that Olopoeyan cannot continue to pretend to be a member of PDP when his body and soul are in APC. According to him, PDP is happy to release all political jobbers to the APC. He asserted that PDP no longer needs political jobbers, people with no character, people with no principles, and most importantly people who have never delivered their wards and local government areas.
When asked to react to a 33secs video of Alhaji Olopoeyan which went viral on social media some weeks ago, where he (Olopoeyan) accused Engr. Makinde for not rewarding his electoral contributions in the 2019 elections, Chief Atilola said that Olopoeyan was an ingrate and should not be taken serious by any upright person.
In his words, “I am perplexed that Olopoeyan could say Governor Makinde is yet to compensate him. I am aware that he has been on monthly payroll of Engr. Makinde since 2008. Engr. Makinde has always funded Olopoeyan’s Ramadan and Ileya parties, apart footing all his domestic bills. Olopoeyan should show gratitude, instead of serially attacking and blackmailing Governor Makinde. His Excellency is busy with business of governance and will not be distracted by the antics of the agents of opposition party”.
“I caution all the APC chieftains to be wary of Olopoeyan who is distinguished by his political gimmicks. I know Bisi Yoyo very well; he is fraudulent and dangerous. He is notorious for his puerile attacks on his political allies and benefactors especially when he can no longer get pocket money and control them” he noted.