Body of traders, artisans and professionals from the 33 local government areas in Oyo state regretted their support for the second term aspiration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state in 2015.
The men and women said that they regret the use and dump syndrome infected with the myriad of unfulfilled promises and marginalization of its members by the Abiola Ajimobi-led administration.
They pointed out their displeasure during the swearing ceremony of the state executive officers of Itesiwaju-Oyo Coalition Movement which was held in Ibadan, the state capital.
The first Vice President of National Automobile Technician Association (NATA), Comrade Samuel Odewale who spoke on behalf of thousands of traders, artisans and professional bodies in the state lamented that Ajimobi marginalised them after they supported his reelection bid in 2015.
Mr Odewale said it was expedient for the rank and file of the group and professional bodies in the state to actively get involved in the next general elections.
He further said “continued neglect of the members of the group by the ruling government in spite of the spirited efforts of the teeming affiliates of the group in the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections”.
Also that, “Towards the build-up to the election of Senator Abiola Ajimobi in 2011, I got summoned to Felele residence of the late former Governor, Lam Adesina by the leadership of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN with the aim of gathering the support of the state executives and members of the NATA “.
Another speaker at the event said he boldly told the congregation that the gubernatorial candidate of the party was not a promise keeper having earlier deceitfully reneged those he made before and during his spells in the senate. But due to the persuasions by late Alhaji Lam Adesina and other respected leaders in attendance, I budged and we religiously worked for the emergence of Ajimobi .
Noting that the first term of Governor Ajimobi, none of the individual and collective promises made to the umbrella body of artisans, traders and other bodies was fulfilled.