By Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
Former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has called on Nigerians to continue to place their trust in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He urged Nigerians to cooperate with his team, saying they are capable of ensuring the remarkable economic turn around that all Nigerians hope for.
Ajimobi stated that the PMB led administration has set the tone for revamping the socio-economic situation in the country through policies and projects embarked upon at the inception of the administration.
The former governor gave this charge in a new year message issued by his Spokesman, Mr Bolaji Tunji, where he also charged members of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to embrace true reconciliation in the interest of the Party and the people of the State.
Ajimobi noted in the statement, “I want to assure all Nigerians that the love of the nation burns brightly in the heart of the President and he is determined to ensure that legacies that would stand the test of time are put in place in the country.”
“We have seen some of the giant strides of the administration in areas of infrastructure especially transportation and power. Roads are being constructed across the country, rail lines are also being laid. These are ways of further opening up the economy. The administration however needs our support. As a great leader, it is about taking the people to where they ought to be and not where they want to be, it may look difficult now but we shall all smile at the end of the day,” he stated.
He said reconciliation effort has been on, since the Party’s failed attempt at retaining power in the State in the last Governorship election.
Ajimobi said progress could only be made if the people eschewed politics of bitterness and forgave all hurts.
The former Governor further reiterated his commitment and support for the Party, noting that humans are bound to offend one another.
He said, “Some people offended me and I offended some people too. But in the spirit of true reconciliation, we should forgive one another and allow the past to end with 2019,” he said.
He urged all to chart a new course which would lead to reconciliation and love among individuals and within the party in 2020.
This, he said can be achieved by ensuring that all actions and activities were geared towards strengthening the party.