Ajimobi Sacks Wife’s Aides Over Election Gossips

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi in a rare display of anger has sacked two aides attached to his wife over an allegation tagged ‘backbiting’ which is considered to be bad for the image of whoever is working closely with the First Lady.

Papermacheonline gathered that the main act in the gossip drama is an aide of the Oyo State First Lady, Mrs Florence Ajimobi called Lape.

Lape is claimed to be the closest to the First Lady and enjoys all the perks that come with her high office in cash and in kind before the ugly incident that axed her from her high office.

Lape’s closeness with the First Lady earned her the official post of ‘Protocol 1’ which is an influential position that draws envy among the aides of the First Lady.

The narration of Lape’s ordeal started with an early errand she was to take for her principal who called her  mobile phone to know her movement. The aide was said to have answered and hinted the First Lady that she was already on her way back to the Governor’s private home in Oluyole, Ibadan when she mistakenly forgot to end the call. The First Lady who suspected an unusual behavior was said to have eavesdropped on Lape’s conversation with the other occupants of the car who were the driver and another aide called the ‘Protocol 3’.

The conversation which lasted a few minutes had Lape saying ‘these fools (Governor and his wife) don’t know anything, they can’t win any election. I would rather vote for Seyi Makinde or Ladoja than see them coming back into government. All they know about governance is to steal money and maltreat their staffers’, the driver was said to be quiet while ‘Protocol 3’ was alleged to have laughed.

The First Lady who was said to be shocked from what she heard instantly placed a call to the Governor to report Lape’s disloyalty.

When Lape eventually arrived, the First Lady who could not conceal her anger ordered the ‘Protocol 3’ to pack her bags and return immediately to the Secretariat while she turned to Lape and asked ‘ki la shey fun e Lape?’, the bewildered Lape was just looking and when she caught the drift of what could have happened went on her knees and begged the First Lady profusely.

When the Governor later arrived he was said to have called a meeting of the Head of Service and Lape’s husband(a Permanent Secretary in Oyo State) and directed that Lape should also return to the Secretariat before they would later decide her fate.

Sources revealed to papermacheonline that what is now known as the ‘Lape-episode’ among the aides of the Governor and the First Lady has created a wary development as they all dare not say anything in the negative about the government.

The civil servants who are on the sides of Lape were said to have share the opinion that Lape innocently voiced her view about her principal which they claimed is a normal activity in the government circle while others queried Lape’s disloyalty with regards to all she had benefitted from the First Lady.