Governor Abiola Ajimobi, on Tuesday said a candidate from the Oke-Ogun axis of the Oyo State would succeed him as governor come 2019, if he has his way.
Ajimobi, while appreciating the support to people from the region for their overwhelming support for his second-term electoral feat, which made him the first occupant of the Government House, Ibadan to be re-elected in the history of the state, however urged aspirants from the area “to seek support of people from other zones.”
The governor, who wrote on his Instagram page, began with recalling the enormous support of the people of Oke-Ogun, which saw him win in 9 of the 10 local government areas for the second-term opportunity.
“I cannot thank you enough. I will forever cherish you my people from Oke-Ogun and I am using this opportunity to assure you that I will reciprocate you love for me.
“Without prejudice to the competence and legitimacy of aspirants from other zones nursing the ambition of succeeding me, I can say the people of Oke Ogun deserve my support.
“But, I will advise that you seek the support of people from other zones. You must win them over to win a governorship election,” he stressed.
Continuing, Ajimobi noted that with the people of Ibadan zone alone constituting about 52% of the voting population, they cannot be ignored without severe repercussion for any serious politician.