The Governor of Oyo state Abiola Ajimobi, has however counsel the losers in the last general election to seek rectification in the tribunal instead of expressing their anger against innocent citizens of the state. The Governor said and gave instruction on anyone who decide to seek self-help from the result will be put to justice in respective of his/her political affiliation.
Governor was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria. He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years, and was elected in 2003 as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). After one term in the senate, he contested in 2007 for the governorship of Oyo state under the banner of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), a bid which he lost. He recontested again in the April 2011 elections under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and was elected Governor of Oyo State in a closely contested vote.
In the just concluded governorship election, Abiola Ajimobi lost his governorship seat to Oluwaseyi Makinde. Oluwaseyi Makinde led the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secured majority votes (515, 621) to record an emphatic victory over the ruling party, The All Progressives Congress (APC), during the General elections. Mr. Seyi Makinde was elected into the Office of the Governor of Oyo State at the 2019 Gubernatorial elections for Oyo State which held on March 9th, 2019.
The Governor also said in his interview that,
“We must ensure that we encourage sustainability of peace and security, which is the major precursor for development. We must not allow the state to go back to the days of brigandage. It is antithetical to development.
“But, if you believe there is nothing like that then leave it and go and prepare for the next time. They should congratulate the winners and support them. Nobody should attack anybody for losing election.”
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The governor congratulated the governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, and also advise him to sustain the good legacies he would be leaving behind.