Ibadan - The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana, has congratulated Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on his re-election during the governorship election conducted on April 11.
A statement issued by the monarch's Personal Assistant, Chief Isiaka Akinpeli, in Ibadan on Tuesday quoted the Odulana as giving his royal blessings to Ajimobi for a successful second-term stay in office.
The Olubadan also expressed delight at the peaceful conduct of the election.
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He said "I pray for God’s guidance and protection throughout his tenure as governor of the state. We are also delighted that the election was largely peaceful, indicating that the people are making impressive strides in our democratic journey.
"I also commend the people for exercising their civic responsibility in a peaceful and orderly manner.”
The monarch, however, urged Ajimobi to be magnanimous in victory by extending hands of love and friendship to his competitors in the race so that peace would continue to reign in the state.
"Ajimobi must use the opportunity of his re-election to increase the tempo of development in Ibadanland and the state in general.
"I call on other candidates to eschew bitterness and embrace peace, love and conduct themselves within the ambit of the law at all times,” he stressed.