GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi was yesterday sworn in by the Oyo State Chief Judge as a democratically-elected governor to rule Oyo State twice noting that his emergence had effectively banished the era of ‘Amala politics’.
Pledging to consolidate on the peaceful atmosphere that characterized his first term, he stated that by re-electing him for another four years, an end has come to petty political grievances and unfounded allegations capable of destabilizing the collective resolve to move the state forward.
Though, the ceremony was glamorous in all respects with impressive turn-out and held in a peaceful atmosphere, former civilian governors in the state were conspicuously absent at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium.
The former governors that were absent at the ceremony include Senator Rashidi Ladoja, the governorship candidate of Accord who is currently challenging the declaration of the Ibadan-born-governor by the Independent National Electoral commission, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, Dr. Omololu Olunloyo.
Only two former military governors were among other eminent people that attended the epoch-making event. They are Admiral Toye Sode and Colonel Ahmed Usman, both are former military