Ajimobi Blows Own Trumpet On Democracy Day

By Kayode Ayeni,Ibadan –

Oyo State Gorvenor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi says he has raised the bar of governance in the last six years, following which he said his successor must be intellectually sound, passionate, forthright and fearless to merit the coveted office.

The governor bared his mind while fielding questions at a media interactive session organized by the state in commemoration of his 6th anniversary and this year’s Democracy Day at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) Television, Orita Basorun in Ibadan on Monday.

Among the 34 aspirants jostling to succeed Ajimobi so far, the governor said only five of them possess the qualities that he enunciated, stressing that the electorate in the state would not settle for less.

Although the governor said it was still early in the day for him to determine his political future, he said that he was contemplating a return to the National Assembly come 2019, to be part of the country’s legislators, a decision, he said would depend on the political environment.

“As at today, about 34 aspirants have emerged who want to be governor of Oyo State, just about five of them have what it takes in terms of worthy character.

“Our government has raised the bar to an extent that no more mediocrity in the governance of Oyo State. I’m sure that by May next year, I should be able to have a clearer picture of my likely successor who I can beat my chest for, the person will also be the people’s choice”, he said.


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