Ajimobi wins Oyo APC governorship primaries

‎‎The governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, has been declared winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primary in the state.

Mr. Ajimobi polled ‎4,662 votes to defeat his only remaining challenger, Ayo Lam-Adesina, who had 22 votes.

The third contestant, a former Commissioner for ‎Justice and Attorney General of the state, Adebayo Shittu, did not participate in the election.

Mr. Shittu‎ had petitioned the five-man electoral committee over issues bordering on ward delegate congress and delegates that voted during the exercise.

The exercise held at the main bowl of Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.

‎Four thousand seven hundred and seventy-six delegates were accredited but the results showed only 4,774 voted with 90 votes counted as invalid.

‎After declaring the result, the chairman of the electoral committee, Lumumpah Adeh, said: “We had three aspirants screened by the APC Screening Committee and they are Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Dr. Wasiu Abayomi Lam-Adesina and Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

‎”Yesterday ‎we had interaction with all the aspirants but one of the aspirants, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, indicated that he was not going to participate in the exercise. He submitted a petition but that would not stop the exercise; and it is by way of information. His petition or letter will be forwarded to the national secretariat of the party.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Ajimobi, speaking‎ after the exercise, said he was confident of clinching victory against any candidate brought forward by the opposition in the 2015 election.


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  • Mola

    The strategic Akala Way, which links Akobo and Iwo roads in Ibadan has been left in a total state of disrepair since Ajimobi came to office. This road avails motorists a vital access to Iwo road thus relieving the daily morning and evening heavy traffic on Akobo road which also has not received any attention during Ajimobi’s administration. The name of the road is informed by the fact that Alao Akala had it tarred, but bad workmanship of contractors led to its early disfigurement.
    Apart from infantile pettiness, there is no reason why such a critical link road would be ignored because of its name. Alao Akala did not assign the name it was a mark of honour to him by residents for making it motorable.
    Discipline on major roads in Ibadan is in total chaos due to the overwhelming number of okadas and beggers of all ramifications constituting a menace and causing avoidable accidents daily. Right thinking and safety conscious states all over Nigeria have since banned okadas and street beggers on major roads, but not so in Ibadan.