Chris Steven, Abuja
As Nigeria marks its 18th Democracy Day anniversary, the All Progressives Congress, APC in Oyo State has applauded Governor Abiola Ajimobi over what the party described as his renewed commitment to good governance, excellent service delivery and holistic repositioning of the Pacesetter State despite daunting challenges.
Commemorating the 2017 Democracy Day anniversary, Oyo APC in a statement issued by its director of publicity and strategy, Olawale Sadare, said that the two years so far spent under the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, since 1999 when Nigeria was returned to democracy, has been the only defining moment of hope and national rebirth while prayers and better sense of patriotism are required from the citizenry.
“In Oyo State, it has been six years of good governance-induced restoration, transformation and repositioning courtesy the APC government of Sen. Abiola Ajimobi. Fresh in our memory was the first term of sterling performances which facilitated his unprecedented re-election for the second term as governor of the Pacesetter State.
Between 2011 and 2014; the state witnessed restoration of peace and security, massive facelift of social infrastructure as well as improved welfare package for workers and the citizenry as a whole.
However, the nation’s overall economy which took a downward town under the PDP’s Jonathan administration took its toll on Oyo State but Gov. Ajimobi weathered the storm by bring to bear his wealth of experience, doggedness and patriotic zeal.
Feelers from events commemorating Ajimobi’s second year of his second term in office have been so heart-rendering, re-assuring and worthy of celebration. With projects such as the unveiling of Oyo State Model School Interventions, OYOMESI construction of six (mega) Model Secondary Schools across the Georgia-political zones, construction of massive road projects in Ibadan and other big cities, flag-off of Oyo State Health Insurance Scheme, inauguration of Housing and other infrastructural scheme projects as well as facilitation of multi-billion dollars foreign investment into the state among other things, the better days are here in Oyo state.
“No doubt, the governor is poised to leave a legacy of service, performance and good governance come 2019 and this suggests that anyone warming up to succeed him must be sure of himself as the standard has been set. What is now required from the citizenry, particularly residents of the state, is total support and cooperation to enable the present administration of the APC administration realize its set goals which revolve around life abundance, prosperity and democracy stability.” The Party stated.