Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has raised the alarm over alleged plan by some members of the opposition to use some individuals and groups to cause violence in the state from next month.
He was speaking at the 2014 Eid-El-Moulud celebration organised by the state government at the Remembrance Arcade, Government House, Ibadan on Sunday.
Also speaking at the occasion, Kano State Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso commended Ajimobi for his good works in the state.
“On my arrival in Ibadan, we missed our way to the Government House, and this made us to move round the city before arriving at this programme. I could see a new flyover, clean environment and the positive effects of your urban renewal programme.
“I could also see some projects springing up everywhere around the Ibadan metropolis and I have decided to replicate some of these projects when I get back home. I can see your determination to make Oyo State better and I want to urge you not relent in your efforts,” he said.
Ajimobi vowed that his government would do everything possible to frustrate the efforts of the opposition to visit the state, which had been enjoying relative peace since the beginning of his administration, with violence.
According to the governor, since violence, brigandage and wanton destruction of lives and property had been successfully nipped in the bud, no agent of destruction or forces of darkness would be allowed to rear their ugly heads in the state again.
In his lecture, a renowned Islamic cleric and preacher, Sheikh Muideen Bello, stressed the need for the people of the state to work together in unity to ensure the growth and development of the state.
He also appealed to leaders and other well-meaning individuals in the state to use their God-given wealth to better the lots of the people, particularly the less-privileged in the society.