Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has hailed his victory at the governorship election petitions tribunal, attributing it to God and the people.
The Tribunal on Tuesday upheld Ajimobi’s election as governor, dismissing the petition filed by Senator Rasheed Ladoja of the Accord Party.
In his reaction, Gov. Ajimobi said the verdict had laid to rest the innuendoes, evil machinations and falsehood being spread across the state and beyond by his opponents.
He said: “I am grateful to God for this victory and for making it possible for me to break the second term jinx. I thank the people for the confidence reposed in me by voting for me a second time, despite 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 (APC) but also a victory for democracy and the rule of law”.
Ajimobi, who pledged not to betray the people’s trust, said he remained the “coordinating servant” of those seeking the progress and prosperity of the state.
The governor said: “I make bold to say that the petitioner (Accord) had no case in both content and technicality ab initio. Until you meet a bad man, you will not appreciate a good man when you see one.
“Now that the people have spoken; now that the court has affirmed it and now that God has destined it, our opponents should not oppose God.
“They should rather join hands with us to move Oyo State forward. I am taking this opportunity to call on all my brothers, Senator Ladoja is my egbon (brother) and we should move away from innuendoes”.