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Ajimobi At 70: “Oyo State Was Fortunate To Have You,” Says Tinubu

David Ugbabe

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, has sent a congratulatory message to the former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, on his 70th birthday.

He made the remark in a speech sent to the colloquium titled: “Managing the dynamics of Nigeria’s advancement,” stating that Ajimobi was the right man at the right time for Oyo.

According to Tinubu, Ajimobi after his tenure left Oyo in a better condition and better position to progress than where he found it, also noting that "The people and the state are fortunate to have had him lead them for those eight years."

We are gathered here to celebrate the arrival of Senator Abiola Ajimobi in the Septuagenarian Club.

“I congratulate Senator Ajimobi for how he has lived his life and for the things he has achieved thus far during his walk on earth," he said.

Bola Tinubu, who also is a former governor of Lagos State, listed out some achievements of the Senator Ajimobi-led administration, stating that “Ajimobi recorded historic achievements during his time at the helm of Oyo State by elevating the state through his urban renewal programmes. Constructing many kilometres of roads, he changed the face of Oyo State for the better.

“He served his state and fatherland with honesty and diligence. When the story of the full assessment of his tenure is written, history will be kind to him."

Tinubu urged attendees to reflect on our national journey so far.

“We must reflect on our past and present in order to proffer suggestions for a better tomorrow. Let’s undertake this assessment with a clear mind and an objective eye. This is not an exercise to embark on unless we seek the truth. Where we have recorded progress, we must be thankful for that progress but not over inflate its import,” he said.

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