Opinion : Fatai Garuba Labaka is not fit to rule Ifelodun local government
Fresh facts have emerged why Mr. Fatai Garuba Labaka can not be the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifelodun local government area of Kwara State.
Our source revealed that he has soaked his hands in many dirty deals that may plunge Ifelodun local government in a low ebb should such a character becomes her chief executive.
The deals we gathered include the sum of Sixty Three Thousand Naira (N63,000) Mr. Labaka allegedly collected from the Oba of Babanla which he refused to remit to the coffers of Kwara Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS).
“Let him tell us what he did with the sixty three thousand naira he collected from the Oba of Babanla which he refused to remit to KWIRS.
” He does not have a good relationship with traditional rulers in Ifelodun local government within the six months he was the Chairman caretaker committee of the local government.
“He withheld the stipends of the following traditional rulers; Oba of Alasoro, Okeoyan among others.”
The source added that his aspiration is the least popular in the local government area and dare independent minds to investigate those allegations.
However, the aspiration of Mr. Fatai Garuba Labaka enjoys more than 100% support of the State Governor and another local leader, Alhaji Kola Yusuf.
Mr. Labaka is believed to be ‘ruthless’ to push the senatorial ambition of Governor Ahmed in 2019. Though he reached out to the sitting senator in Kwara South Senatorial while raising fund for his chairmanship aspiration. Senator Rafiu Ibrahim we gathered gave him good sum of money when he was persistent in his request.
This medium discovered that all elected and nearly all appointed officers in Ifelodun local government today are Muslim, a development the Christian community has vowed to resist should any political party ignore the lopsidedness.
The elected Muslim officers are Honorable Moshood Bakare (Omupo constituency), Honorable Akanni Jimoh (Oke-Ode/Share constituency) and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed. Others are Chairman Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Adelodun Ibrahim, Barrister Atolagbe (SA Legal Matters), Alhaji Rafiu (PA to the Governor), Mr. Olalekan Alabi (SA Political).
The list of the Muslim officers is inexhaustible, even Mr. Fatai Labaka as Chairman caretaker committee for six months and the incumbent. The Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Aro Yahaya is also a Muslim.
The only position occupied by a Christian which must as definitely be could occupied by a a Christian adherent is the Special Adviser on Christian Matters, Pastor C.O.S Fawenu.
The eventual game that will play out in Ifelodun local government will be determined by the people of that area. Political pundits posited that the opposition may take advantage of the lopsidedness in the ruling to make good show in Ifelodun local government in November 18 election.