The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, says the late Obafemi Awolowo would join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) if he was alive today.
The monarch made the statement on over the weekend, when Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, visited his kingdom to commemorate his 45th anniversary on the throne.
The Alaafin of Oyo said the ruling party is a progressive and people-oriented party- qualities which were shared by the late Awolowo.
“If Awolowo reincarnates today, he will join the APC, because he was a progressive and APC is a progressive and people-oriented party. So, I have no apologies for supporting them.”
“I want to, once again, call on the people of Oyo West to embrace the APC. We can’t gain anything from the opposition. If Ajimobi is not doing well, I won’t support or ask you to queue behind him.”
“Some people sometimes accused me of taking sides with the governor. But the man is doing very well. I’m saying this with every sense of responsibility and I want to be quoted, we are fully supportive of Ajimobi’s drive to give Oyo state a new lease of life.”
“He is doing well and I want my people to continue to support him”, he added.