Following the judgement of the Supreme Court on Tuesday which upheld his victory at the last governorship polls, Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed gratitude to the people of the state for their support during and after the election.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy Mr Yomi Layinka, reads:
“At last the Supreme Court has graciously freed the people of Oyo State from the painful distractions mounted on their path by Senator Rashidi Ladoja and his Accord Party in the past many months.
“Three times the victory of Senator Abiola Ajimobi at he 2015 governorship election was challenged, three times he has been resoundingly declared winner. Although all men and women of goodwill pleaded with the Ladoja camp to accept defeat and cooperate with the winner in the onerous task of rebuilding the legacies of our heroes past, they bluntly refused.
“Although other contestants from other parties quickly conceded defeat and indeed proceeded to congratulate the winner, Senator Ladoja and his party refused to play the gallant losers, preferring instead to fight to the finish.
“But we were never for once bothered knowing fully well that the people had spoken so clearly and unmistakably on that historic April day by returning a vote of confidence in the candidate in whom they were well pleased.
“Now that their fight is exhausted and their wind vanes broken, we hope a senator Rashidi Ladoja and his band will henceforth turn their energies to better and more productive ends in the interest of our dear state and its development.
“Governor Abiola Ajimobi hereby seizes this moment to thank God as always, just as he expressed profound thanks to the good people of Oyo State for their steadfastness to the collective vision of a renewed and sustainable state. Such similar appreciations go the esteemed members of the Nigerian judiciary for their sustained efforts at offering hope to all citizens and justice to all, without let it hindrance.
“Now that the distractions are out of the way, let the good works continue in earnest.”