Oyo State Governor ,Senator Abiola Ajimobi on Tuesday hailed his victory at the governorship election petitions tribunal, attributing it to God and the people of the state who made it possible for him to break the second term jinx.
In his reaction shortly after the judgment, the governor said that the verdict had laid to rest all the innuendoes, evil machinations and falsehood being spread across the state and beyond by his opponents after his victory.
The Governor said, “I am of immense gratitude to God for this victory and for making it possible for me to break the second term jinx. I thank the good people of Oyo State for the confidence reposed in me by voting for me en masse for the second term in spite of innuendoes, evil machinations and falsehood by our opponents
“Today’s judgment has strengthened my belief in the judiciary as the bastion of our fragile democracy and the bulwark of good governance.
“The judgment is not only a victory for my party, the All Progressives Congress, but also a victory for democracy and the rule of law. The road has not been smooth and it has been long but events have been encouraging and it goes to show that our faith has not been misplaced.”
Governor Ajimobi, who pledged not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the people of the state, said he remained the “coordinating servant’’ of those seeking the progress and prosperity of the state.
While thanking the tribunal for doing a thorough job, he said that the thoroughness and industry put into the writing and delivery of the judgment was highly noteworthy after painstakingly poring through stacks of documents.