The Oyo State governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi has laid out condition that will make him support his successor in office, declaring that he will not allow those who abuse or disrespect traditional rulers, people of other geopolitical zones, among other people in the state, to succeed him in 2019.
Ajimobi said this in Iseyin, the headquarters of Iseyin Local Government Area during a town Hall meeting and empowerment program organised by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Cyber Crime, Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari, at the Permanent orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The governor who said he did not mind whether people abused or praised him for the good job he was doing in the state said he will not fold his hands to allow those who abuse him and the people of Ibadan and other geopolitical zones in the state to succeed him.
Ajimobi while reassuring the people of Oke-Ogun of his support to produce the next governor of the state, urged the people of the area to call their sons who are contesting to a meeting to produce the best among themselves, warning that such candidate must not be someone who abuses and disrespects traditional rulers and people of the other zones.
Ajimobi said “an abuser can’t succeed me in Oyo State. I love Oke-Ogun people, they are very reliable people, they are very grateful people, but abuser can’t succeed me. If we want to support the people of Oke-Ogun, let them call themselves and present the best but my abuser can’t become governor.
“Don’t abuse Ibadan, don’t present someone who will abuse. Like I use to sing, those who are abusing us, let them continue to abuse us, and those who are loving us, let them continue to love us, it is only those whose life is doomed that will be looking for supporters. Remember campaign will soon start, ‘we are talkers and we will talk.”
While commending the feats recorded by the senator, Abdulfatai Buhari, Ajimobi also urged him to attract more projects and programs that would open employment opportunities for the people of the area.
He added “The part I am doing is to govern, it will pay us if our party continues to win. I am now declaring that out of the Senators that I have seen, if I say Buhari is the best that means he is better than me, but if I say he is the best it is like that but I am the best governor of Oyo State. Because I have done it before, I can say that he is the best Senator.
“All of you here, I want you to know that it is our work to take Oyo State to the next level. The first dualized road since the history of Oke-Ogun, we are the one that did it. I want all of you to come together, in peace there is always development.”