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Friday, 19 July 2013

Publish your O’Level result, Accord Party challenges Ajimobi

The political imbroglio between  Oyo state governor,  Senator Abiola Ajimobi and ex governor Rashidi Ladoja and    is getting  messier as Oyo State chapter of the Accord Party has challenged Governor Abiola Ajimobi to make public his O’Level certificate and the Master of Business Administration he claimed to have bagged.

 it claimed Governor Ajimobi had only three credit passes at his O’Level, a feat, the party said, was surpassed by the leader of the party in Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, who had three distinctions in his O’Level results.

  The Action Congress of Nigeria has yesterday challenged the credibility of Engineering  qualification  of  Accord  Party leader Senator Rasidi Ladoja

In a statement by its media director, Mr Dotun Oyelade, made available to newsmen in Ibadan, on Thursday, the party described the reaction of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to the interview granted by Ladoja as “bad as the (Mokola) flyover.”

Oyelade, in the release, said it was unfortunate that the ACN could doubt the genuineness of the Chemical Engineering first degree certificate Ladoja bagged from the almost 200-year-old University of Liege, Belgium.

“Ladoja finished his secondary school at Ibadan Boys High School in 1963 with three distinctions and had his Higher School Certificate at Olivet Heights, Oyo with distinctions in Pure and Applied Mathematics, as well as Physics and Chemistry.

“He got admissions to study Engineering at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Lagos in 1966, but opted for the University of Liege in Belgium, because he was given a scholarship to study Chemical Engineering, which was unavailable in any Nigerian university at the time,” the statement read.

It, therefore, challenged Governor Ajimobi to produce his result if it was anywhere near Ladoja’s and also brandish his three credits in his Higher School Certificate result.

On the argument that the barriers erected at the entrances to the bridge were to minimise road casualties by barring articulated vehicles and other heavy trucks from plying the bridge, the Accord Party wondered why, after more than two years in office, the ACN government had not thought it wise to erect similar barriers at the Molete overhead bridge, which was built 35 years ago.

The release also queried why a 470-metre two-lane Mokola bridge could cost the state N3 billion, when a 620-metre four-lane bridge in Abeokuta, including adjoining roads, built by the same contractor, cost the Ogun State government N1.5 billion.