- Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) deserves a re-election
- According to Ajimobi, the current administration has done more than enough to be returned to power in 2019
- Ajimobi says Nigerians have forgotten the situation of things before APC was elected in 2015
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has said that within the last three years of the APC-led administration, the party has achieved more than enough to be re-elected into power in the 2019 general elections.
Channels TV reports that Ajimobi said that the governor made the comments when he was interviewed on its 'Roadmap 2019', on Monday, June 19.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor said: “Definitely, it (APC) has done more than enough (to deserve a second term)."
Ajimobi claimed that President Buhari's critics had forgotten how things were before the current administration was inaugurated.
He said: “Nigerians just like all human beings are relatively forgetful. We forget things easily and move on. What was the situation when President Muhammadu Buhari came in? Look at our economy, the revenue accruable to the government, corruption, security situation.
“When you look at the KPIs of measuring government’s performance, Nigeria was at the precipice. No doubt about it.
“Everybody wanted a change. In the words of Winston Churchill, we do not know whether if we change things will improve. But for things to improve, we must change. Everybody wanted improvement and we needed change. And we got the change.”
Responding to whether he would support the minister of communication, Adebayo Shittu, to succeed him, Ajimobi said: “He doesn’t have what it takes to be a governor. I have been a governor now for seven years. I know the qualities of someone who should be a governor; he doesn’t have it. His temperament cannot be that of a governor.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the minister of labour and employment, Senator Chris Ngige, expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari would be re-elected in the 2019 presidential election.
Ngige spoke on Sunday, May 13, at Ojoto, Idemili south local government area of Anambra while addressing newly elected local government officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area.
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