The outgoing Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, after which he expressed regret that he was not able to do all he wanted to do as governor.
He also hoped that the people had been more patient and showed more understanding.
He said that he has left a good legacy in Oyo state as he believes that he has been able to bring to it peace, tranquillity and development.
Asked if he had any regrets, he said: “I think I regret the fact that I have not been able to do everything I wanted to do. I wish our people could be more understanding, could be more patient but they feel that any time you try to make a change, people resist change even if it’s good for them. I wish I had been in politics 20 years ago.”
He said he was at the presidential villa to thank the president for all he did for states at a time they were having difficulty paying salaries.
He stated: “I want to thank President Buhari for the support he has given all the states particularly during the period of scarcity of funds to execute our projects, to pay salaries, to meet the socioeconomic development demands.”