Though the new Governor of theGatewayState, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has promised to give the people of the state the good things of life, those who are in the know claim that the promises may be nothing but empty.
Reason, according to them, is that the governor, despite his claim to fame and wealth, has left his family members wallowing in abject poverty. Gathered that one of them, Bariyu Amosun, is said to be a taxi driver in the city ofAbeokuta.
Many always pity him because they believe that despite his brother’s wealth and influence in the society, even before he won the gubernatorial election – at least he was senator for four years – Bariyu didn’t benefit from him. Instead, he still lives in the family house at Akin Olugbade in the state capital.
Those who know Bariyu well claim that his brother’s status has not in any way helped him because many people who would have assisted him are unwilling to do so because they believe that his brother is in the best position to turn his fortune around.
If the case of Bariyu is pathetic, wait to hear that of Sofiu Amosun, another of his brothers. We learnt Sofiu earned his daily bread working as a pepper grinder for a man who died recently in Lafenwa. Investigation revealed that instead for the governor to set him up by buying his own machine, he refused, which has turned him into laughing stock among his friends who are mocking him. The case of his elder brother, Alhaji Abidoye Amosun, is not different from the two above because he is not in any way better .
Charity, it is said, begins at home but Ibikunle Amosun, it would appear, is not living up to this aphorism.