Makinde Indicates Readiness For Second Term
Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has indicated his readiness to go for a second term of office as he has declared that he looks forward to the next campaign season.
He said this while receiving some Iseyin indigenes, led by the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Adekunle Abdulganiy, who were on a “thank you” rally to the Governor’s Office, Ibadan.
The Iseyin indigenes, in an euphoric mood, praised the governor for doing so well for Iseyin, declaring that he deserved another term in office.
They also conveyed approval of the Aseyin-in-Council’s intention to confer on Makinde the title of Aare Atunluto of Iseyin and Yeye Aare Atunluto of Iseyin on his wife, Mrs. Tamunominini Makinde.
Makinde said: “With what I am seeing and your singing, you are reminding me to continue. I am looking forward to the campaign season.
“I can see that you are so expectant of the campaign season. Hold on a bit more, the campaign will begin in a few months time.”
The governor appreciated the show of appreciation from the Iseyin indigenes, saying he is committed to using the commonwealth of the state for the common good of residents of the state.
Noting that Iseyin occupied a pivotal position in the map of the state, Makinde added that his vision is to spread out development to all zones of the state.
The Oyo State governor said his administration has in mind the need to give attention to the Ado Awaye Suspended Lake, the Ikere Gorge Dam and other infrastructure that will attract investment into the state.
Earlier, National President, Iseyin Development Union, Mr. Bayo Raji said Iseyin indigenes were at the Governor’s Office to appreciate Makinde’s benevolence, saying “Iseyin has never had it so good since independence.”
Raji said the people of Iseyin are full of thanks for various monumental projects, such as the Iseyin-Moniya Road, the siting of LAUTECH College of Agriculture and Renewable Resources in Iseyin, on-going Iseyin-Oyo Road reconstruction, construction of the Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso Road, Saki Ogbooro-Igboho Road and street light electrification within Iseyin.
Also speaking, another Iseyin indigene, Senator Gbenga Babalola, said the Makinde administration has erased initial scepticism about his performance when he emerged governor, noting that he stood out by running his administration on the principle of fairness.