Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said all his actions and policies as governor for close to eight years were guided by intellectualism, the fear of God, courage, knowledge, determination to succeed and the need for human capital development.
Especially, he avowed that posterity will judge him right in his decision to review the Olubadan Chieftaincy declaration, pointing out that all Ibadan elders and traditional rulers actually supported the review.
Speaking at a roundtable on Saturday to mark his 69th birthday celebration tagged, “The Imperatives of Building Institutions for Lasting Legacy”, held in Ibadan, Ajimobi said he, however, was not unaware that some of your policies were met with some opposition.
“There is no Ibadan elder that didn’t support the Olubadan chieftaincy review that we did, but they will not come out openly to say it because they are elders. The beauty of it is that they are all accomplished men.
“Similarly, there is none of the current Obas that did not support that review. We didn’t do it alone but there will always be opposition to anything we do. But I take solace in the fact that the Obaship review is an innovation we require. I also take solace in the saying that the innovations of today are the traditions of tomorrow.
“There is no Yoruba town where they don’t have many Obas. Posterity will judge us right. I believe we have done what is right.
“In fact, whatever actions we have taken as governor were guided by the fear of God and determination to succeed. You cannot make an omelette without breaking an egg,” Ajimobi said.
He, however, noted that he had begun his 164 days countdown to leaving office, pointing out that he will move out of government house by March next year.