A former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has said that contrary to efforts by a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West, Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, to call him his brother, there was no truth in such claim.
Oyinlola alleged that Oyedokun joined others to assault him when he was removed as the PDP National Secretary.
A statement made available to Saturday PUNCH on Friday by the former governor warned that Oyedokun should stop muddling issues and putting him in bad light whenever he discussed him in the media.
While reacting to an interview granted by the former PDP leader where he accused him of “polluting the drinking water” of the PDP in Osun State among other allegations, Oyinlola said all his brotherly gestures to Oyedokun were never reciprocated with goodness.
He said, “I read Oyedokun’s interview where he described himself as my brother who laid down all he had for me to achieve all I achieved in politics. I need to explain his kind of brother. Since my joining politics in December 2001, every challenge and opposition to whatever aspiration I had throughout my stay in the PDP had the fingerprints of this my elder brother.
“It is on record that my emergence as governor in 2003 was with strong opposition from him, using his powers then as the Deputy National Chairman of the party. Again, in the run-up to my second term bid in 2007, he defected to the then Action Congress (now All Progressives Congress). More than a year after I brought him back into the PDP, my brotherly gestures never received reciprocal goodness from him.”