‘I Am Leaving Oyo Better Than I Met It’ –Gov. Ajimobi — Mixed Reactions Trail Statement

Oyo state outgoing governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who lost re-election bid to return to the Red chambers, in the recently concluded general elections, has stated that his administration has performed excellently and he can proudly say he is leaving Oyo state better than he met it when he finally hands over on May 29th.

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His words:

“From a general paradigm, we have done a lot in improving people of the state by reducing the culture of impunity and dependency,’’


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Senator Ajimobi,  made this remark in his office while hosting the University of Ibadan management team led by the Vice Chancellor of the citadel of learning today, 13th May.

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“We have done entry and exit roads of Oyo State. All these areas we have covered in infrastructure, not only in terms of physical infrastructure but also in social infrastructure.

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“In education, we have been able to establish what we call the School Governing Board, which is a participatory educational system, where everybody is participating.

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“I must say UI also contributed by helping us in supervision, monitoring, and control, which has helped our quality of education.

“We have introduced health insurance scheme, built many hospitals and refurbished others.’’

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Nigerians while reacting to his comment have expressed mixed reactions.

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Political career

In 2003, Ajimobi became a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria. Ajimobi was a principal officer in the Senate, serving as the Deputy Minority leader of the Senate. In 2007, Ajimobi contested the gubernatorial election under the umbrella of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) but lost the election bid.

Ajimobi contested again in 2011 under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and was elected in a keenly contested election.

Ajimobi was elected as All Progressive Congress(APC) Oyo South senatorial ticket on 28th, September, 2018. On February 23rd, 2019, Ajimobi lost the Oyo South senatorial district seat to People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria) (PDP) Kola Balogun.


Source: Information Nigeria