Some person would give anything to be a regular visitor at Aso Rock, but the father of the wife of the Vice-President, Dolapo Osinbajo, Elder Olutayo Soyode is not a big fan of the seat of power.

Soyode, says in spite of his daughter’s position and the exalted office of her husband, he dreads going to the Villa. 

He said going to the villa was like going to jail, given the way his movement would be monitored and he would need to sign various forms before he could go out, for security reasons.

The 74-year-old said he loved to be free and he wasn’t the type to sit in one place and be watching television under heavy security.

Soyode, who was a close associate and son-in-law to late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, explained that it was the will of God that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo rose from being a university lecturer to become the Vice-President.

He added that all his daughter wanted to be was a confectioner despite being a qualified lawyer.

When asked how often he visits the villa to see his daughter’s family, he said, “I don’t go there often. Going there is like going to jail, as far as I’m concerned. It’s like locking me up. 

"The way you see me, do I look like someone that can be kept in one place and before I could go out, I have to sign papers and there would be plenty phone calls? I would just run mad, because I’m not used to such".

“I’m a free man. That place (Aso Rock), is a very good place but I’m not the type to live there, so I don’t go there often".