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Ajimobi vows to stop violence in Oyo state

It was in the news at the weekend that violence erupted at Ibadan carnival which claimed two lives and many women raped.

The governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi, has alleged that the violence was meant to discredit his administration "which has successfully enthroned peace and unity since 2011"

He has vowed to stop opposition politicians who are bent on causing violence on some communities in Ibadan, the state capital or anywhere else in the state.

Ajimobi said this, while addressing a crowd of supporters and fun seekers at the opening of the Agodi Gardens, Ibadan. Ajimobi said he would not allow violence again in Oyo state.

"The bad guys of yesterday are trying to bring back violence because election is near. But we won't allow violence again. There is a definite connection between a peaceful, clean environment, healthy people and influx of investors. This Agodi Gardens is a good example. This is a world-class recreational centre."

The Chairman of the partnering firm, JD Capital, Makin Soyinka, said his firm accepted to work with the government based on Ajimobi's vision to restore the state's old glory and monuments.

This was followed by lighting of the Christmas tree in the gardens, which was performed by legal luminary Mrs. Folake Solanke.

The governor said that his administration was motivated into reconstructing the gardens to retain its views of long ago after years of neglect.

"Agodi Gardens was in a sorry state when we first visited the place. It was desolate and empty. Everything was very bad. It had deteriorated so much and it was very shameful,'' he said.

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