Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Governor, said that he has no regret after losing his senatorial election and his unsuccessful attempt to hand over to a successor from his political party – the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the outgoing governor, his losses was the line with the will of God.
He said this at a thanksgiving service to mark the 60th birthday of his wife, Florence Ajimobi, held at the Government House, Ibadan.
“If you consider the key performance index, we have done well. It is true that I would have loved to go to the Senate. It is also true that I would have loved to hand over to a successor from my party. But God said no, and who are we to query Him? For what He has done for us, we have many reasons to thank Him,” he said.
“As individuals, if we can think deeply on a daily basis, we will know that God has been kind to us. I’m the 27th governor of this state and unarguably the longest serving in the history of Oyo State.”
Ajimobi extolled the virtues of his wife of 39 years, describing her as an embodiment of Godliness and epitome of pure love.
“The love I have for my wife is because she is an epitome of pure love; she’s always giving without expecting anything in return; she’s very loving, accommodating, caring, generous, and she has the rare gift of keeping old and new friends, including school mates of over 40 years.
“Flori, you are an embodiment of Godliness; you are the snow in my winter; you are the USP (unique Selling Point) of my brand; you are my masterpiece of nature. Ever since we met, you have been making high deposit of love, care and Godliness in my life’s bank account; you have been making huge deposit in my emotional bank account. I love you today, and I will always love you.”
Present at the event were the Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo; Wife of Ekiti State governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; her Imo State counterpart, Nkechi Okorocha; wife of Ogun State Governor-elect, Bamidele Abiodun; and wife of the immediate past governor of Osun State, Sherifat Aregbesola, among other dignitaries.