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How Ajimobi Restored Peace In Oyo — Alaafin

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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has revealed how outgoing governor Abiola Ajimobi brought to Oyo State.
Oba Adeyemi spoke when he chaired the launching of two books written by Dr Wale Okediran and Mr Sam Omatseye in honor of Ajimobi.
He commended Ajimobi for restoring peace in the state reminiscencing: “During Ladoja’s administration, 2/3 parliamentarians were needed to impeach him. When they couldn’t get the 2/3, they imported vagabonds and members of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW and dressed for them as legislators. They came to the House and drove the original legislators out of the House and carried out impeachment on Ladoja.
“However, the judiciary reversed that and brought back sanity into the system. Oyo State was once a garrison state where ‘Amala’ and ‘Gbegiri’ politics was practiced. Governor Ajimobi restored peace in the land”.
According to the monarch, Ajimobi has left a mark as well as a record that would be difficult to break by his successors.”
Giving the overview of one of the books, “Legacy of a Transformer”, the author, Okediran could not hide his elation for being allowed to document the history of the governor. Revealing the herculean process involved in writing Ajimobi’s biography, Okediran said, “I interviewed 60 people. I travelled to six towns to gather materials that I used in writing this book. To write on a person of Ajimobi is not easy. Ajimobi has links with six towns including Ibadan, Ilorin, Oyo, Iseyin and Osogbo. I put together a tip of what Ajimobi has done. I consider this the beginning of books on Ajimobi.

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