If the news available to Spy Glass is anything to go by,Â then, the alleged moves by a deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Bayo Adelabu,Â to become the next governor of Oyo State may have suffered a hiccup.
Already, the respectedÂ ex-banker,Â who is a grandson of the late AdegokeÂ Adelabu, famously described as the strong man of Ibadan politics,Â is being tipped as the successor to theÂ incumbentÂ governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
In fact,Â until recently, Adelabu had enjoyed a warm relationship with Ajimobi.Â But it appears there is no love lost between them now, owing to recent developments.
It was also gathered that both AjimobiÂ and Adelabu,Â who were protÃ©gÃ©s of the late businessman, Alao Arisekola,Â had allegedly entered into an agreement of sorts towards ensuring the success of latterâ€™s candidature in next governorship election in the state.
However, that may no longer hold water in theÂ face of an allegation that theÂ governor is no longer comfortable with Adelabuâ€™s lack of loyalty.
It was further learnt that Adelabu had irked the governorÂ when he, in an effort to cement his political structure, allegedlyÂ visited the APC stalwart, Bola Tinubu, secretly to seek his support in getting the partyâ€™s ticket.
Consequently, Ajimobi is said to be upset and has vowed to puncture
Adelabuâ€™s governorship ambition.
A source hinted that the governor has decided to shop for a successor among his trusted aides,Â as part of his alleged effort to truncateÂ Adelabuâ€™s plans to rule the state come 2019.
Besides, another albatross in the way of Adelabu is the fact that he is said toÂ be popular only among the elite in Ibadan and not in the whole of Oyo State.