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Ajimobi Declares Intention For Senate

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Ajimobi Declares Intention For Senate

The governor of Oyo State, has laid speculations to rest, as he finally declared his interest to run for the Senate in 2019 on the platform of the All Progress Congress (APC).

Ajumobi made this declaration at the Trenchard Hall of University of Ibadan where the maiden Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture was held.

“You know I am running for the Senate. So, I went to Abuja for the screening exercise of our party and just returned yesterday,’’ Ajimobi said.

Ajimobi had in 2003-2007 represented Oyo South Senatorial District in the senate on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD).

Abubakar and Ajimobi at the  Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture (Photo Credit: NAN)

The governor is expected to contest the ticket with Dr Fola Akinosun, while the other contender and incumbent, Sen. Adesoji Akanbi, was reported to have dumped the APC for African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The governor described Oyo State as one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria, adding that the foundation of his administration was based on peace and security.

Ajimobi at the event, described the former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, as a man of peace, integrity and honour, saying he handed over peacefully.

He described the University of Ibadan as the best in Africa, saying the institution had graduated reputable and renowned Africans.

“Unarguably, University of Ibadan remains the best in Africa. It is a world class training institute for postgraduate studies. It has graduated reputable and renowned Africans.

“It is known for human capital development and has above all, been supportive to Oyo State Government in our educational programmes,’’ he said.


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