How political opponents used Juju to force me out of Government House — Gov. Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Thursday explained why he had to relocate from the Government House to his private residence in Ibadan, the state capital.

He said he had to flee his official residence after opponents directed evil traditional sacrifices (known as ebo in Yoruba) at him.

Mr. Ajimobi made the disclosure in Ibadan during the eighth-day Fidau prayer for the late Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Baosari Haruna.

He said ahead of the just-concluded elections, some desperate politicians did their best to send him out of Government House at all cost through many devilish means.

“They first came to you Alfas to give them prayers that will send me out of office, but my own Alfa prayers superseded that of these desperate politicians.

“Every morning, I always go out on exercise. If you know the Government House very well, it has many interchange, popularly called `orita’, I see all kinds of sacrifices (ebo) placed in all these junctions.’’
“Worried by these developments, some of you my Alfas here advised me to move out of the Government House to render their evil plots useless,’’he said.

Mr. Ajimobi said his reason for fleeing his official quarters is contrary to tales spread by opponents that he packed out of Government House because he was afraid of imminent defeat as no governor had ever been reelected for second term in the history of the state.

The governor said he had to leave “to thwart the evil plots of these desperate politicians’’.
The governor, who is still basking in the euphoria of breaking the jinx of being the first governor to be elected for second term in the state, thanked all spiritual leaders in Oyo for their prayers for him and the state.

“It is only Allah who shamed my detractors through your prayers for me and that of the prayers I made in Saudi Arabia where I had the privilege of entering inside the Kaabah,’’ he said.

The elated governor asked the Islamic scholars to select 10 of them that would join him to Saudi Arabia soon to perform the lesser Hajj ( Umrah) to thank Allah for His mercies on him and the state.

He thanked the people of Oyo State for once again reposing their confidence on him by voting him in as governor of the state for another four years.

Mr. Ajimobi promised not to let the people of Oyo state down, saying he would reciprocate their kind gesture by surpassing the landmark achievements he recorded in his first term.

The governor had on Saturday emerged winner of the gubernatorial election in the state, breaking the second term jinx in the state.

He defeated former governors Rasheed Ladoja of Accord Party and Alao Akala of the Labour Party; as well as a former senate leader, Teslim Folarin, of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Social Democratic Party’s Seyi Makinde.

Mr. Ajimobi’s party, the All Progressives Congress, polled 327,310, Accord- 254,520, Labour Party – 184,111, the Peoples Democratic Party – 79,019 and the Social Democratic Party- 54,740.

With his victory, Mr. Ajimobi became the first Oyo State governor to be re-elected for a second term.
Former governors, Bola Ige, Lamidi Adesina, Mr. Ladoja and Mr. Akala all lost their re-election bids.


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  • boliatepa

    Why go to alfas when all their remedy is to ask you to move out. You could do that by yourself governor, with the right application of common sense.

    • tunde

      Let’s just say it is the favour and destiny from God Almighty who want to liberate us from the those who has bad intention also without any serious plan for this nation or the poor masses,therefore lets continue to pray for them so that they can transform this nation to a greater height

  • Spoken word

    Typical african man with their fetish beliefs

  • Maria

    You can imagine a man well educated believing in that trash placed at junctions by deluded fellows… what a shame!

  • uduakomiri

    Is this governor Okay at all? The bloke sounds like going bunkers. I mean how could a whole governor talk of fleeing government house because of some superstitious shit? Kai make una see the level of thinking of the people in charge of governance in naija. These guys are either completely brainless or they just don’t have balls!

    • fem7mak

      Small boy

    • Jack

      Even the bible talks about the principalities and powers of darkness, you havent a clue or you are just trying to be ignorant

    • Gold Force

      A grown man is talking about his travails with black power and you say he’s ”either completely brainless or they just don’t have balls!”

      Well I’ve nothing to say to you because you are still a baby spiritually.

  • Biola

    Who is going to pay for the trip to Saudi Arabia of the ten Alfas? Are you paying from the state treasury?I need an urgent answers?

  • Frank Bassey

    Bishop, Archbishop, Sheik, Alpha … a Yoruba man can NEVER do without Juju.

  • yahayaomaye

    The question really is why wasting government funds for the trip. You have your right to believe whatever you were told by the so called alfa but stop wasting public funds, mr. governor.

  • Guguru

    It is very sad indeed to see a sick APC Governor grovelling at the banks of mediocrity and pseudo paranoia. APC needs to find psychological help for Governor Ajimobi. APC should never have allowed Ajimobi’s mental problems to escape his home, let alone find solace on the pages of a national newspaper. Please, extend your prayers to Governor Ajimobi. His inner turmoil and struggles are painful to read on the pages of a newspaper. How much would his medical bills cost?

  • Yoko Zuna

    Those “kinds of sacrifices (ebo) placed at the junctions” are called “PDP election banners” Mr,Governor.

  • otapete

    You won by 36% of the vote. You are going to still run a minority government. So watch your mouth. Are the Ibadan poor happy with you? No celebration this time like 2011.

  • Gold Force

    ”The elated governor asked the Islamic scholars to select 10 of them that would join him to Saudi Arabia soon to perform the lesser Hajj ( Umrah) to thank Allah for His mercies on him and the state.”

    Please can we have legislation to forestall this type of wasteful religious tourism funded being with taxpayers’ money?

    • salisurabeh

      I am four square with you on the legislation. In Islam, it is even Haram, abominable, to use the commonwealth for the benefit of a few people.
      People use religion for all types of nonsense and God will not forgive them for that.

  • GbemigaO

    It has started. He is wasting the people’s money . If not because the oppositions were greedy amongst themselves you will not be re elected. Their votes were more than yours. The splitting of their votes gave you victory and now you are wasting the people’s money wth your Mecca trip

    • favourtalk

      Is that all you could say? He won because he was loved

      • Idowu

        @Favourtalk you are not getting it. What @GbemigaO is saying is that Ajimobi got only 36% of the popular votes and still won because of the greed of Ladoja, Alao-Akala and Folarin. They could have joined forces and edge him out. I guess they have a lesson to take from Bola Tinubu (ACN) and Mohammadu Buhari (CPC) who combined together with a faction of ANPP/APGA to form APC.

        • favourtalk

          They won’t because they are greedy my brother.


    Fighting you with devilish is part of the game. Lucky you got the best ones. Some people went to Jerusalem, yet they lost !

  • Moe

    If they can force you out of Government house, why will they leave you in office?

  • seyiola

    This is the problem I have with the so-called opposition party. You must have won on the popularity of Buhari and the general hatred of PDP in the Southwest. Whose money are you going to spend taking people to Mecca?.I don’t understand why these people just open their mouths like Village Headmasters and no wonder governors like you refuse to conduct local government elections so that you can be messing around with their funds. Shame on you .

    • favourtalk

      No, he won base on his performance. Come to OYO state

  • Biodun Abogunre

    The Governor is a retard. Yikes!

  • Omotolaaraujo

    Oh my. I guess the people there can expect little development.

  • favourtalk

    Thank God that OYO state got back it best governor, a face lift state under ajimobi does tge magic.

  • ogbuefiakajiaku

    The black devil stone in Saudi could not help their King survive his sickness is where the corrupt governor is taking some idol worshippers(Alfas) to on government subsidy.

  • Fulani Nomad

    Oyo people are in trouble wallahi tallahi.

  • i N i

    @ D mumus, where were u when dumbo breaks the world record by carrying 2,000 pilgrims to Israel under the gang leadership of AYO wetin be his name sef? As if that is not enough they made him to kneel down thereby ridiculing Nigeria and Africa. Find out the cost of the presidency jamboree visit to Israel in monetary terms and wether the tourists have achieve their goals viz a viz 2015 election. Ajimobi, abeg carry go at least you have a reason to go and thanks God for your victory.

  • MilitaryPolice01

    It is disgraceful when a learned and educated Governor makes such retrogressive and archaic claims in todays world

    • Abdulrauf

      In reality there are evil forces,and bible says rebuke devil and it shall flee,and also bible also reckon in psalm 91,there are satanic arrows that flies by day and terror by night and pestilence that walks in darkness.It is only who dwells in the secret place of the most high that shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. What the governor did was for the wise not for the fools that doesn’t believe in perilous pestilence, and they are suddenly lay waste.

      • MilitaryPolice01

        Abdulrauf when a gov believes the prayers of marabouts and a black stone in saudi arabia which couldnt save the King of Saudi himself is what help him break the 2nd term jinx in Oyo then such a gov is an embarrassment both to himself,his family and the civilized world.For the sake of common sense let me reiterate it here that Ajimobi won the Governorship on the back of Buhari’s sweeping goodwill and appeal which embedded itself in the party,people tied APC to Buhari and this reflected itself in majority votes for the APC Governors,senators and reps elect even up to Plateau and Benue states.Let me say boldly that had Atiku or Kwankwaso emerge as APC Prezy candidate last year, PDP and GEJ will have continued till 2019 and Ladoja will have emerged Oyo Governor.Buhari is APC and APC is Buhari,take Buhari out of APC then APC will be another PDP rewritten as APC

  • Man_Enough

    my advice to the governor; “Live right and serve the God you trust”

  • remmy

    When a governor believes in such crap, may God help him.

  • Lawrence Azubuike

    No matter how highly educated we are here in Africa. You can’t rule out this juju thing.

  • Eze1

    Ibadan loves Juju too much

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  • babatope

    I have a big problem with these leaders believing in religion so much that he want to pack 10 alfas along with him to Saudi Arabia. As far as I support APC I don’t support this act of stupidity. His alfas this and that, so what’s the difference between your alfas and herbalists? Same package and same ways of life.

    We all can communicate with the supreme being without any alfa or alfas

  • McAlfred Uta

    Will Ajimobi pay for the Alfas trip to Saudi Arabia with his personal money or State funds. Oyo citizens should discourage this misplaced priority if it comes out that it is tax payers that will fund this ill advised trip.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Fear not, that they have voted you into office for a second term shows you are loved by the majority and the few that wish you evil will not be successful in doing that.

  • nwaigbo

    This same race who always claim to be the most advanced . , the most intelligent, the most educated , still they have belive in God , Allah. Ogun and any thing you show them., I am still researching to find that intelligence in them , how can an educated man still believe that his opponents used juju to drive him out of government house , and this man preside over the future of his people,

  • Kenny Abodunrin

    Governor Ajimobi, I thank God for your life and Congratulation for your victorious.’Good Advice for you’ Pls use these fund for people in the state and not for Saudi rubbish prayer which is nonsense, pray at home. President Jonas used all spiritual fathers and even went to Israel spent billions of tax payers but all prove abortive because our God is a God of reality. Do the right thing, you quiet aware of what GREAT AWOL did for old western state and that development has not changed since then, free education, free health, housing for people e.t.c, and why you people that has ever stayed in europe or any western world also play ignorant of good development, don’t wait for people to ask you for favours and do you have to go to Saudi with entourages? this money you are sitting on is for the citizen of the state use it for them. Oyo state is underdevelopment and Great Ibadan is dilapidated and reduced from city to town..Up APC, WE ALL LOVE YAA