Governor Abiola Ajimobi has dared the Governor Rashidi Ladoja, saying that no intrigue, blackmail and manipulation can remove him from seat.

He was addressing artisans, traders and religious bodies, who thronged the Governor’s Office to congratulate him on his victory at the election petitions tribunal on Tuesday.

In apparent reference to Ladoja’s decision to appeal the verdict, Ajimobi said his mandate was of God, adding that no amount of blackmail could change God’s will .

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The group comprised over 25 professional associations, including the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), National Council of Muslim Youth Organisation (NACOMYO), National Automobile Technicians Association (NATA), Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Fuji Musicians Association of Nigeria, Igede Development Association and National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

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He said: “When I heard that my egbon, Ladoja, said he was not satisfied with the judgment and that he vowed to head for the Court of Appeal, I said he should go wherever he wants to go.