Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi and the erstwhile Governor of the State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja have formally expressed interest to contest the state’s gubernatorial election come 2015. Ajimobi while declaring his interest for a second term in office during a civic reception he hosted for the Muslim faithful across the state to mark the Eid-el-Fitri, charged politicians in the state to embrace politics of intellectualism, development and poverty alleviation rather than politics of brigandage, character assassination and name calling.
[eap_ad_1] Ladoja who is currently the national leader of Accord Party however hinted that he will pick expression of interest form of his party with a view to contesting the 2015 gubernatorial elections in the state just as he dissociated his party (Accord) from the purported plan to impeach Governor Ajimobi by the state House of Assembly. In his address shortly after observing the Eid prayer at the Agodi Eid Praying Ground, Ibadan, Governor Ajimobi noted with delight that Oyo State had risen beyond the hitherto pedestrian level when politics of violence, brigandage, character assassination and name calling used to hold sway. “All we are doing in Oyo State now is politics of intellectualism, development and poverty alleviation. All of us in the position authority and leadership should be ready to develop Oyo State and help it to grow,” he said. (Daily Trust)