Tuesday, 2 September 2014



Basking in the euphoria of an assured massive support for re-election and a formidable political base, Honourable Rotimi Makinde is a federal lawmaker under APC, representing Ife Federal Constituency in Osun state. The Hon issued the rejoinder below in a quick response to detractors.

I write this response to clarify issues raised against my person by a certain Kolawole from Ede. I certainly would have loved to keep quite (as silence can be golden) but I choose to clarify issues instead and not allow the misinformation and venom being spewed by Mr kolawole and his likes take root in the minds of the great people of the State of Osun for whose sake I have borne many losses and pain, and with whom I have shared many victories and joy. The people of the State of Osun mean so much to me that I refuse to allow jokers in the mould of Kolawole misguide them.

Let me thank The Lord God Almighty for the recent victory of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at the just concluded gubernatorial election. God gave us that victory and not man. Anyone who truly participated in that election would know the part I played both materially and physically to ensure the return of Ogbeni to the state house. I do not need to blow my trumpet of the sacrifices, pain, and violent attacks on my person neither would I descend low as to begin to point fingers at those whom I perceive as not to have done enough for our party the All Progressives Congress. I know that God sees and He will reward my efforts to serve His people.

Your first display of ignorance and not seeing things as they are is in your more or less alleging me as a betrayer. When victory was uncertain in 2007 and abandoning ship to join the PDP was the in-thing among the political class, I never betrayed Ogbeni Aregbesola nor our party back then - Action Congress-, I stood firm on my convictions and beliefs. Does it now sound logical that as a sitting member of the House of Representatives I would begin to dine or ally with the PDP? Wake Up Kolawole! Apply the common sense. What on earth could warrant me rendering assistance to Omisore. No one politician from Ile-Ife has confronted this notorious person as much as I have done in public and private. We stand apart in principle and convictions.

Regardless of been my kinsman, I have always been at the receiving end of his several violent plots; a case in mind was the killing of five innocent persons in a church on the eve of my election. Would it now be that man that I would support? Once again Kolawole, Wake Up!! You surely lack common sense. This is a calculated and deliberate attempt from mischief makers and petty jealous group who want my seat I guess; perhaps upon hearing that I have begin consultation to seek re-election. I will give you this advice, image smearing and campaign of calumny is not the way to win elections, it is not the way of true democrats. Ogbeni did not win by doing that neither did I. Learn from us. The way up is not by pulling others down at all costs.


  1. Oh nice one. No matter how good u are, there will always be haters... keep up the good work sir. Am sure the great people of Osun are right behind u.. More blessing.

  2. Good1 from u hon.wanna remember u dere will always be haters, ur seat is dere problem..........keep up d good work, D lord will always be ur guide and shield, ba ise re niso, o ndawa lorun.