IBADAN- Reacting to the judgment, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, described his victory at the tribunal as a triumph of democracy and the rule of law, saying that those fighting against him were fighting against God.
He said, “Ab initio, I was not an American citizen. Yes, I studied in America, and I was once an immigrant, and once you are an immigrant and you leave the place from six months to a year, you automatically lose that residency, which I have since lost.
“Even if I were to be a dual citizen, once by birth, I am a Nigerian citizen, I’m entitled to be a governor of Oyo State. Either by birth or by naturalization, I have the right as the governor of Oyo State. And all those who don’t want me to be are fighting against God.”
Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has congratulated Ajimobi saying “from the outset, it was clear to all discerning minds that the bad losers in the election were chasing shadows. While the trial lasted, I never for once felt the judgment could go the other way because it was very clear that those who went to court had done so out of desperation and unbridled desire to hang on to power at all cost, even when the people had rejected them.”