Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State says his predecessor says hurtful things about him.
Mr. Ajimobi, who made the accusation in a statement issued to journalists warned the former governor to desist from the act.
According to the press release, Mr. Ajimobi was particularly hurt by the statement credited to the state leader of the Accord Party in a daily publication in which he described him as a novice in politics.
The governor described the comment as uncomplimentary, adding that there have been many hurtful statements from Mr. Ladoja in the past.
Mr. Ajimobi said he will not engage Mr. Ladoja in a war of word as the people of the state can judge for themselves the credentials of both men.
“The people of the state would judge rightly who was a novice and master of governance between a man who has given Oyo State an unprecedented two years of peaceful reign and another who, due to political brinkmanship, political stiff-neckedness, immaturity and alienation of the political class and the people, threw the state into an avoidable political inferno while sparring with the late Chief Lamidi Adedibu; an inferno that the state is yet recovering from.
“The people of Oyo State will judge rightly who is a novice and master between a man who could not muster majority members of the House of Assembly in his defence as governor while fighting someone who was fighting from outside and was thereby impeached with ignominy and a governor whom God has given the sagacity to manage a House of Assembly that comprises three different political parties and which, by the grace of God, is operating under an unprecedented amity,” the statement read.