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Joy rules Oyo…Ayodeji Karim tickles ancient city with ‘Ayo Ni’ gospel

Joy rules Oyo…Ayodeji Karim tickles ancient city with ‘Ayo Ni’ gospel
December 24
19:10 2017

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Tyranny erupts in various forms. It could emerge in the form of a military despot or tyrant-democrat. Sometimes, it manifests as the disease which must be cured, the volcano which must be extinguished, the gangrene which must be burned out with a hot iron, the hydra with jaws open to swallow up the social order.

Very few men, or very few Nigerian leaders to be precise, are equipped to combat such monstrosity. But Ayodeji Ismail Karim is remarkably different. Karim understands the need of his people and with him in the saddle, democracy in Oyo will manifest as a pleasant reality and become less of a theory than it has been in several parts of the country, according to pundits.

The pundits’ views is apparently shared by various segments of the Oyo electorate.

Too many people are excited about Karim’s decision to participate in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in 2019.

Little wonder the chant ‘Ayo Ni O!’ has recently become a chant attached to different things in Oyo State. Karim’s enthusiasts claim it’s  a credo to Change, Liberation, Youth Development, Poverty Eradication, Employment, Quality Representation and many others.

It all started with Karim’s declaration to join the other contestants vying to become the Governor of Oyo State in 2019.

The Chief Executive Officer of Costain Plc. is indeed a fine breed, an accomplished gentleman who understands the needs of the people. More significantly, he understands the common failing of totalitarian regimes and the major foibles of tyrant democrats hence unlike them, he aspires to better understanding of the true nature of democracy. Thus he would never mistake dissent for disloyalty nor would he mistake arguments against public policy and arrant animosity.

The incumbent governor of Oyo State, Ajimobi, probably had him in mind when he disclosed in a recent statement that he needed someone ‘credible, honest, hardworking that has the leadership character that could take the baton’ from him and lead the State to greater heights.

Pundits in the State believe Karim is the worthy replacement Ajimobi has in mind; not only is he close to Governor Ajimobi, Karim is also the latter’sprotégé and his keen follower.

Predictably, Karim’s recent declaration in Ibadan was celebrated with fanfare, as a mammoth crowd consisting of party faithful, chieftains, clerics and the youth from all political divides in Oyo State assembled and expressed delight at Karim’s foray into politics.

The declaration gave birth to Ayodeji’s ‘Ayo Ni’ movement. The movement is a multimillion naira foundation that seeks to touch all aspects of life of the people of Oyo State. It seeks to provide jobs, entrepreneurial skills,  scholarships, medical support, social amenities among others to the people of OyoState.

Karim, the man of the moment narrowed down his philosophy to I-shape, drive development, Infrastructure, Security, Hospitality, Agriculture, Power and Èducation.

He noted that he became challenged to contest for the governorship when he looked at the people in government and realized they are not more qualified than he is.

Karim is also an accomplished Engineer, Administrator and ex-military personnel at the British Army. He is the Managing Director of Costain West Africa and the CEO of Winschester Farms Ltd, Ibadan Oyo State.

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7 Comments

  1. Dr GO
    Dr GO December 27, 10:22

    Ayo Karim is personable and accessible. He is a builder, a rare thing in partisan politics. And his fervour for continuous improvement is backed by capable doers.

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  2. Mr Bob
    Mr Bob December 27, 10:37

    I always believe in you sir, and I know oyo state is going to higher hight with your level of experience.

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  3. Jeremy
    Jeremy February 14, 21:46

    We will finally get a leader that care about ordinary people, some that gets it, educated and exposed that detests corruption and cares for the poor.

    Make sure we all vote for our very own modern day Robin hood. I can’t say it eenoug:This truely cares for our people.

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  4. Kings
    Kings February 14, 22:08

    AyoNiOoooo..young, honest and hardworking….finally the kind of leaders Nigeria deserves, it’s about time the best we have come out to join the race to build the Nigeria that we all yearn for, Ayo Ni O!!!! A New Dawn has begun…God bless our country Nigeria…and we look forward to Ayo Karim as the next Governor of Oyo State….come out and be counted…let’s make this a reality!!!!

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  5. fatahallah
    fatahallah February 14, 23:18

    Your comment..I know you as a gentle man and I know u mean good for oyo state people

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  6. Shile
    Shile February 14, 23:33

    Mr Ayo Karim without mincing words remains a reputable and a trusted hand. For everyone that had ever come in contact with him either be an employee or friend. He has instilled in us the joker thought + discipline to attain success and greatness. legitimately qualty that ever mental tool towards everyone of us that had once vibe onto me and every engineers that had that

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  7. NY
    NY February 15, 07:20

    Mr Ayo Karim is a very focused minded and very large hearted mind. He’s calm even in the midst of the greatest storm. He never follows the crowd. He’s very objective and a above all a lover and manager of people, a team player with a very good sense of humor. He’s a brother to many and a very down to earth man. He loves to see things work ……..

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