Oyo can’t afford to fall into opposition’s hands, Ajimobi appeals

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has cautioned residents of the state against being in the opposition, noting that the interest and development of the state was more guaranteed if it aligned with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the centre.

This is as he vowed to lead the party to victory in the March 9 governorship and state Assembly elections.

This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, issued on Wednesday, where he also congratulatory President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection.

According to Ajimobi, a vote for the opposition would amount to abandoning the foundation for socio-economic development laid by his administration over the course of the past seven and a half years.

He consequently appealed to residents of the state to key into the APC’s victory at the centre to vote for its governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu and other state Assembly candidates.

He further expressed gratitude to the people for ensuring the emergence of nine out of 14 House of Representatives candidates of the party and two senatorial seats out of three, which he said would give the state a strong voice in the National Assembly.

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“Oyo State cannot afford to fall into the hands of the opposition. We have laid a solid foundation for the rapid socio-economic development of our state and we should not wittingly take steps that will halt the momentum.

“The interest and development of Oyo State will be guaranteed when we remain with the party at the centre, judging from past experience. I’m therefore appealing to the people of the state to entrust the APC with their mandate to continue the unprecedented legacy projects,” Ajimobi said.

Ajimobi described Buhari’s reelection as a pass for the nation to be on the path of good governance, integrity and fight against corruption.

“The victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the face of odds and inexplicable desperation by the opposition to wrest the government at the centre gladdens my heart.

“It is a referendum in support of integrity, good governance and the fight against corruption. These are the values that the President and our great party, the APC, stand for and have been pursuing vigorously in the last four years.

“My appeal to the good people of Oyo State is to please cast their vote for the APC in next Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections. This will enable us to leverage on the party’s victory at the centre,” Ajimobi added.

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