I Will Not Disappoint Makinde Assures Oyo Electorates
The Governor-elect of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has assured that he will not disappoint the people of Oyo State who elected him to fulfill their desire for a better life. He made the promise while delivering a thank you address at his Ikolaba GRA home on Monday.
Makinde said the political struggle of the past two weeks reminded him of the Agbekoya struggle of 1968.
“I compare the two historical events because the original Agbekoya struggle was a peasant revolt that kicked against high taxation and tariffs, particularly of farmers by the powers that be, yesterday’s voting pattern, clearly showed your dogged determination in spite of spirited efforts to frustrate you”, Makinde said.
He went on to state that the bloodletting, maiming and killings of members of opposition parties which led to the death of a federal legislator, Hon Olatoye Temitope Sugar and some others was an unfortunate dent on our democracy. He assured the families involved that they will not die in vain.
Speaking further, the Governor-elect said “it is for us to move together and for me to fulfill my campaign promises to you in the clear understanding that we will take realistic decisions together because you did not elect me to compensate me for anything, you elected me to fulfill your desire for a better life and God helping me, I will not disappoint you”.
He noted that the electorate made it easier for his party by voting majority of its legislators, which he said will help “push through without much ado, all our people-oriented policies particularly in critical sectors of education, health and job creation.
He thanked High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, the Osi Olubadan and former Governor of Oyo State together with Senator Femi Lanlehin of the ADC, Barrister Sharafadeen Alli of Zenith Labour Party, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde of the SDP and others who decided to relegate their own ambitions to support him for the greater good of the masses. “Posterity will forever paint their names in gold”, Makinde said.