Oyo Politics: Gov. Ajimobi Declares Second Term Ambition

AjimobiThe Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has officially broken the silence on his ambition at a public declaration where he confirmed his intention to run for a second term as governor.

Addressing a huge crowd of supporters at the Government House arcade just before picking up his nomination form, Governor Ajimobi enthused that the will of the people which prompted him to pick the nomination form a second term would prevail and make him victorious.

He stressed that that the infrastructural provisions already put in place have provided the much needed pedestal for transformation to thrive and reposition the state in critical areas of the economy.

Ajimobi added that his second term, if given the chance, would be used to provide more people friendly, need based projects in key sectors including education, health, and commerce.

The Governor had stated at different fora that he needed to be sure that the call for a second term was from the people and not just politicians.

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, Akin Oke, expressed his delight at the turn out of people and their peaceful conduct round the city. He also expressed confidence in the party retaining its leadership positions in the state.

The carnival like event was well attended by other aspirants, party officials and supporters and is believed to have set the tone for other aspirants yet to signify their intention.

G7 Has No Right To Stop Jonathan’s 2015 Ambition – Akpabio

Akwa Ibom state governor, Godswill Akpabio has said that governors of the New PDP have no right to demand that President Goodluck Jonathan put an end to his second term ambition, describing it “as uncalled for”.

He said this while commenting on the reconciliation talks between the aggrieved members and the party’s leadership, including President Jonathan, which has been shifted to the 7th of October.

Alhtough, Mr Akpabio said that the issue has been settled and all the parties have come to the conclusion that the ambition is a personal decision of the president and that nobody has any right to stop him.

The aggrieved governors were said to have insisted that apart from the president dropping his second term ambition, there should be an unconditional lifting of the suspension on Rivers state governor, Chibuike Amaechi, as well as the sacking of the PDP chairman, Bamanga Tukur.