2019: Communications Minister Closes South West Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Office After Losing Gubernatorial Ticket

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The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has closed the South West campaign office he inaugurated for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of the 2019 general elections. 

This is coming few weeks after the Saki-born lawyer turned politician lost the bid to get the gubernatorial ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State to former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Bayo Adelabu. 

It could be recalled that the office inside a building strategically located along Mokola-Ojoo Road in the heart of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital meant to serve as the campaign office of Buhari and Osinbajo in the South West region, gubernatorial campaign office and Ministerial office of the embattled Minister, Shittu.

The building during the inauguration of the office attended by former Governor of Abia state, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu and former Senate President, Ken Nnamani revealed that there were APC banners and photographs of President Buhari, Osinbajo, APC National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinub, Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi as well as that of the Minister. 

But, the banners and photographs which were earlier erected during the commissioning of the building have been removed due to the fact that the building has been offered for let after the Minister closed it. 

Investigations revealed that in the last two weeks the office which once served as beehive of activities has been deserted, surrounded and over grown by weeds which shows that the building has been abandoned by the Minister. 

The office was commissioned on Saturday 20th January 2018, but it has been deserted after it was abandoned and closed by the Minister ten months after the commissioning. 

It was further gathered that the immediate environment of the fenced building has become bushy and shrubs and trees have also overtaken the premises. 

It was also gathered that residents of Veterinary, Oke-Itunu and Mokola and other commuters have also taken the advantage of the bushy compound to dump refuse into the premises.

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