People of Oyo State Would Remember Ajimobi for These Three Things
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It is no longer news that the former Governor of Oyo State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Chairman (South), Senator Abiola Ajimobi, is dead. He died on Thursday of COVID-19 complications, though he has been battling with diabetes for long.
He ruled Oyo State for eight years, the first governor to occupy the seat twice and in succession in Oyo State. The reason he called himself KOSELERI (Something that has never happened).
After the death of a man, he would be remembered either for good or for evil. During his regime as the governor, Ajimobi sets some landmarks which the people of the state would never forget. For instance, he was the first governor in Oyo State to pay civil servants 13 months' salary, even though it only lasted for two years, 2011 and 2012. He revolutionized Oyo State in terms of infrastructures and many others. Yet, he would always be remembered for the following actions.
In 2017, the lecturers of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) went on strike for eight months, and the students of the institution protested for the reopening of schools. But due to the reactions of the students, while the governor was addressing them, Ajimobi went weird and said, "They should have respect for CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY, your school locked for eight months what, did I lock your school?" Since then, people call him constituted authority.
Likewise, the demolition of Ayefele Music House (Fresh FM 105.9) is another action that the Oyo State people will continually remember Ajimobi. The people believed Ajimobi did it out of the abuse of power.
Finally, he lacks a bridle of the tongue. Ajimobi doesn't have a manner of approach, talks to people anyhow. The speech he made during a meeting with the pensioners is the worse of it all. He told the pensioners that even the workers that are alive hadn't been paid their salaries, talk less of the dead (referring to pensioners.)