Residents of Ibadan who spoke to IBPulse have expressed concerns over the possibility of a widespread post-election violence following the emergence of Abiola Ajimobi as the winner of the 2015 governorship elections in Oyo state.
At Iwo roundabout, shop owners said supporters of the governor within the road transport workers’ union (NURTW) are already warning supporters of Accord Party to shelve plans to foment trouble in the state.
“Both parties have strong presence in this area and with the way things are going, if their leaders don’t call them to order, they may start causing trouble,” a shop owner at Iwo road said.
There are also delicate peace at several other areas in the city including Bere, Oje, Oritamerin, and Agodi Gate.
The state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, recently warned the governorship candidate and leader of the Accord Party, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, against encouraging his followers to cause trouble in the city. According to him, his administration will not hesitate to make him face the full wrath of the law if he is in anyway linked to any peace-disrupting acts in the city in particular, and state in general.