By Niyi Tabiti
The strong man of Ibadan politics and godfather of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, the governor of Oyo Stae is dead.www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com gathered that Adedibu died this afternoon in Ibadan.The Octogenerian was unarguably one of the most controversial politicians in Nigerian history.
According to those who spoke with http://www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com/ from Ibadan, market women, artisans and even bankers hurried home after it was apparent in Ibadan that tghe man had passed on to the great beyond.It should be recalled that Adedibu, popularly regarded as the grand patron of ‘Amala’ politics was recently discharged from a high brow hospital.He was addressed the press some days back over the controversial five million Naira hospital bill said to have been paid from the coffers of Oyo State Government.
He was the defactor ‘Governor General’ of Oyo State.All those who were intrested in any electoral post had to seek his favour before they could be elected.
Good or bad, Adedibu was regarded as a very influential politician.Former President Olusegun Obasanjo once regarded him as the father of PDP (Peoples Democratic Party).When he had a misunderstanding with ex-Governor Rasheed Ladoja, the former governor of Oyo State, he told him he would be removed and replaced by his deputy (Alao Akala) and it came to pass.
Students of University of Ibadan durning the military junta of General Sani Abacha had several confrontations with Adedibu for supporting the ‘Abacha in office forever’ campaign.
Adedibu is a cat with nine lives, so if he wakes up tommorow don’t be too suprised!