FORMER Oyo State governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi has boasted that he surpassed all other past governors who came before him in terms of infrastructural development and service delivery during his eight years in office.
Senator Ajimobi, who served as governor between 2011 and 2019 as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), failed in his bid to return to the senate earlier this year. Despite being rejected at the polls in February’s elections, the former governor, who spoke during a live radio programme in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said his administration would remain unbeatable for many years in the history of the state.
On December 16, Senator Ajimobi, will celebrate his 70yh birthday and ahead of the festivities, he pointed out that while in office, he made unprecedented achievements in areas of road construction, education, health delivery, peace and security. According to the former governor, the sustainable peace and security being enjoyed by residents of the state are the resultant effects of his administration’s initiatives.
Senator Ajimobi said: “Our administration’s strides were great, as we made remarkable achievements in all ramifications in eight years. The present administration promised to do many things, so we will be watching what they will do.
“However, we can only hope they do well as we are all concerned about the development of the state. I make bold to say that if peace is the only achievement people will remember this administration for, I am happy for it.”
However, Akeem Olatunji, the publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which incumbent Governor Seyi Makinde belongs to, described Senator Ajimobi’s claim as empty boasts. He added: “His true personality is not about what he says about himself but about what the people of Oyo State say about him.
“Can Ajimobi walk the streets freely in Oyo State today to demonstrate his popularity? The answer is no. This is a former governor who enforced caretaker committee chairmen on local government councils in Oyo State for seven years in his eight years in government.”