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Only God and Oyo people can determine my successor – Ajimobi

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said that only God and the people of the state can decide his successor amongst the 34 people who want to be governor of the state in 2019.

Speaking on Wednesday, at the Democracy Day 2017 media interactive session organised by the Ibadan Zonal Station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, at its zonal headquarters, Dugbe, Ibadan, Ajimobi said, “Only God ordains or dethrones kings. Only God and the people of Oyo State will determine my successor.

“But I am sure that our people will not allow the state to fall into the hands of charlatans politicians that will retard our progress.

“With the level we have reached now, we want a competent, highly cerebral person with track record of achievements to be the next governor. We want somebody who will not only envision and visualize, but who will have the courage to do what is right.

“Our state doesn’t deserve people whose sole purpose is to come and line their pockets. We want influential people that will earnestly serve our people and continue from where we would stop.

“A leader takes people where they want to go. But we want a great leader who will be prepared to take our people to where they don’t necessary want to go, but ought to be. A leader that will not be intimidated by some private interest groups from doing what is right.”


Solomon Obende
Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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