The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has applauded the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi for effecting political stability in the state and for superintending “six years of good governance-induced restoration, transformation and repositioning”.
In a statement issued on Sunday in commemortion of the 2017 Democracy Day anniversary, the party, through its director of publicity and strategy, Olawale Sadare, said “feelers from events commemorating Sen. Ajimobi’s second year of his second term in office have been so heart-rendering, re-assuring and worthy of celebration”.
The statement reads in part:
“In Oyo State, it has been six years of good governance-induced restoration, transformation and repositioning courtesy the APC government of Sen. Abiola Ajimobi. Fresh in our memory was the first term of sterling performances which facilitated his unprecedented re-election for the second term as governor of the Pacesetter State.
“Between 2011 and 2014; the state witnessed restoration of peace and security, massive facelift of social infrastructure as well as improved welfare package for workers and the citizenry as a whole. However, the nation’s overall economy which took a downward town under the PDP’s Jonathan administration took its toll on Oyo State but Gov. Ajimobi weathered the storm by bringing to bear his wealth of experience, doggedness and patriotic zeal.
“Feelers from events commemorating Sen. Ajimobi’s second year of his second term in office have been so heart-rendering, re-assuring and worthy of celebration. With projects such as the unveiling of Oyo State Model School Interventions (OYOMESI), construction of six (mega) Model Secondary Schools across the geo-political zones, construction of massive road projects in Ibadan and other big cities, flag-off of Oyo State Health Insurance Scheme, inauguration of housing and other infrastructural scheme projects as well as facilitation of multi-billion dollars foreign investment into the state among other things, the better days are here in Oyo state.
“No doubt, the governor is poised to leave a legacy of service, performance and good governance come 2019 and this suggests that anyone warming up to succeed him must be sure of himself as the standard has been set. What is now required from the citizenry, particularly residents of the state, is total support and cooperation to enable the present administration of the APC administration realize its set goals which revolve around life abundance, prosperity and democracy stability.”
According to the party, the two years so far spent under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, are the only defining moments of hope and national rebirth while prayers and better sense of patriotism are required from Nigerians.