Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade II, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, has congratulated Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on his re-election for his second term in office.
Makinde’s victory in the governor’s race on Saturday, according to the monarch, was a reward for him upholding his end of the bargain with the state’s populace.
In a statement released
by his personal assistant — Oladele Ogunsola on Sunday, the Olubadan urged Governor Makinde to view his reelection as a challenge to do more for the state.
He said: “There’s always the tendency for a second timer to be lethargic because there’s nothing to aspire to again, at least at the state level; but I appeal to you to see the new mandate as a call to do more in terms of service delivery.
“The confidence reposed in you by the people by voting you in is hinged on hope for more dividends of democracy by your government. In your inner recess, I implore you to cast your mind back to some of the issues raised as criticisms by your opponents during the electioneering campaigns and do something about them. Not all of them were political propaganda or mere attempts to demarket you and your administration, but very germane and crucial to good governance.
“Let the generality of the people of the state remain your focus in the emerging new dispensation and in doing that, pay less emphasis on party politics. Keep open arms and embrace all for the overall growth and development of the state. You can’t do all, but, let it be said of you at the end of another four years that you did your possible best and let the people of the state remain proud of the choice made in you.”
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