Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday explained why he relocated from the Government House to his private residence in Ibadan, the state capital.
He said he fled because his opponents directed evil traditional sacrifices (known as ebo in Yoruba) at him.
Ajimobi spoke in Ibadan at the eighth-day Fidau for the late Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Baosari Haruna.
He said ahead of the just-concluded elections, some desperate politicians did their best to send him out of the Government House through many devilish means.
“They first came to you Alfas to give them prayers that will send me out of office, but my own Alfa’s prayers superseded theirs.Click:Ige family to offer N24m scholarships to two pupils
“Every morning, I go out for exercise. If you know the Government House very well, it has many interchanges, popularly called orita, I see all kinds of sacrifices (ebo) placed at these junctions.’’
“Worried by these developments, some of you my Alfas here advised me to move out of the Government House to render their evil plots useless,’’ he said.
The governor said his reason contradicts the tales by his opponents that he packed out of the Government House because he was afraid of defeat.
The governor said he had to leave “to thwart the evil plots of these desperate politicians’’.
The elated governor asked the Islamic scholars to select 10 of them to accompany him to Saudi Arabia to perform the lesser Hajj ( Umrah) to thank Allah for His mercies on him and the state.
He thanked the people for re-electing him.
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