Oyo Election: Between peace, violence – Ajimobi
From Seyi Ojelade, Ibadan
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said that the choice before the people of the state on the forthcoming elections was between the peace epitomized by his administration and the violence represented by his opponents.
The governor stated this during his New Year state-wide broadcast to the people of the state.
Governor Ajimobi acknowledged his government’s efforts at instilling peace in the state in the last three and a half years and sustaining it, urging the people of the state not to forget the past few years before his administration came on board.
“We know what the order of the day was in our state between 2003 and 2011. The choice before us today, my dear people of Oyo State, is between peace and violence. We hold the key to determine where our immediate future goes and we must use it wisely,’’ he said.
Ajimobi said he believed in the safety of lives of our people and that this had been demonstrated vividly.
“We believe that you can only improve the lives of the people that are alive. It will be unforgivable for anyone to claim to love the people and still shed their blood with impunity,’’ he said.