Build-up To Oyo Guber Election, Ajimobi Relocates To Personal House

In what seems to be his readiness to strengthen his chances of winning a second term, the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi has moved the operational unit of the control of the entire state to his private residence.
Information reaching papaermacheonline stated that the Governor’s decision to move back to his personal house is to enable the people to have direct access to him.

Ajimobi's new office

Ajimobi’s new office



The Governor was said to have relocated from the Agodi State House back to his residence in Yemoja street, Oluyole, Ibadan about a month ago and since then the private residential area has become the converging place of all sort of characters who throng the area daily.

The Governor was said to have also constructed an office beside his house which now serves as the ‘Governor’s office’ and has become the place where he received visitors and hold meetings.

Resident of Oluyole which is a Government Residential Area and one of the high brow areas in Ibadan expressed fears over the decision of the Governor to turn the area public.

The residents claimed that the security of the area has been compromised as it has become a usual scene for brawls and noise whenever some important people come to visit the Governor and attracted the street urchins who are in the habit of way-laying and beg for money.

Sources revealed that one of the strategy devised by Governor Ajimobi  to win the election is what he calls an open-door policy where people will be free to see him.

The Governor was a victim of criticism in the past when he started throwing feasts for the public in the Government House, Agodi during the Ramadan. This is claimed to have informed his decision to relocate to his private house so as to seek wider consultations and meet daily with the people.

When papermacheonline visited the Oluyole residence of the Oyo Governor, the Yemoja street which was formerly a quiet area is now a bee-hive of activities. Police patrol cars and armed security officials were placed in strategic locations in the area which is now filled with heavy presence of visitors, politicians and hangers-on who have now pay regular visit to the area.