Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has declared his readiness to support the incoming government in ensuring peace and stability in the state.
He made this known while addressing journalists at the Governor’s Office, in Ibadan on Tuesday.
Ajimobi said, “We encourage sustainability of peace and development. We must not allow Oyo state to slip back to the days of brigandage. It is antithetical to development.”
The Governor had earlier congratulated the Governor-Elect, Mr. Seyi Makinde, of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He also charged the incoming administration to learn and sustain the positive actions of his APC-led government, while improving on the areas he (Ajimobi) might have been perceived not to have done well.
He further sounded a note of warning to trouble-makers in the state that he will not compromise on his legacy of peace and security of lives and property until the last day of his administration.
“This government will not leave until the 29th of May. Between now and the 29th of May, we are in government and will ensure peace and tranquility, which is the hallmark of our administration. And we believe that all hands must be on deck to maintain this.”
Governor Ajimobi also encouraged the Governor-Elect to toe the line of peace and ensure that citizens continue to live in peace as has been enjoyed in the state during his administration.
Speaking of the Governor-Elect, he said: “I think there are good things he can learn from us, there are good things we will be ready to give him to take from and he should adjust and improve on the bad ones so that we can go to the next level.”
The Governor challenged all those who lost in the recently concluded General Elections in the country to, in the spirit of sportsmanship, congratulate all those who won and embrace peace, instead of fomenting trouble.
“All those who lost should accept and if they find reasons why they lost, and they believe that some maneuvering or manipulations have been done, they should take the legal course but if you believe that nothing untoward has happened, you leave it and prepare for the next time.”
Ajimobi reiterated that God has been very kind to his government because it has been eight years of peace, security, safety and development on all fronts, in the state.
He added that citizens of the state and the incoming administration should maintain and sustain the peace.