By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
Still basking in the euphoria of breaking the second term jinx in the just-concluded gubernatorial election, Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Tuesday in Ibadan held a” Road Show” to thank the electorate who voted for him in the election.
Ajimobi said this while addressing the crowd which came out to felicitate with him during the show at the Government House Arcade.
“I thank all my supporters who voted me in for the second term for the love you extended to me,” he said.
The governor on Sunday made history by becoming the first civilian governor in the state to win a second term in office.
The second term governor-elect, who was in a joyous mood, said he organised the Road Show, despite his tight schedule in order to show appreciation to those who gave him the mandate.
“I have to organise this rally to show my sincere appreciation for the good gesture extended to me by the people of the state in re-electing me for a second term,” Ajimobi said.
He, however, said even though he had a comfortable lead of 18 members in the state’s House of Assembly, he would need two more seats for administrative convenience.
Ajimobi, who appreciated the congratulatory messages extended to him by his opponents including Senator Teslim Folarin of PDP and Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala of the Labour Party, however, said he would pray to God for Senator Rashidi Ladoja of Accord to do the same.
Meanwhile, the procession later moved to Oje, Beere and major streets of Ibadan in a carnival-like manner.