Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State, has announced his intention to contest for a seat in the National Assembly in the 2019 elections.
He made the announcement on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, during the maiden General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture held at the Trenchard Hall of University of Ibadan.
Ajimobi will contest for the Oyo South Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said: “You know I am running for the Senate. So, I went to Abuja for the screening exercise of our party and just returned yesterday”.
Highlighting the achievements of his administration in the past seven years, he described his home state as one of the most peaceful states in the country.
He also commended General Abdulsalami Abubakar, describing him as a man of peace, just as he lauded the achievements of the University of Ibadan.
He said: “Unarguably, University of Ibadan remains the best in Africa. It is a world-class training institute for postgraduate studies. It has graduated reputable and renowned Africans.
“It is known for human capital development and has above all, been supportive to Oyo State Government in our educational programmes.
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