Seyi Makinde Promises To Ensure Traditional Rulers Get Their Constitutional Entitlements
The PDP gubernatorial candidate has promised that traditional rulers in Oyo state will begin to get their due constitutional entitlement once he assumed office in May 29th, 2019.Noting that though the constitution has made provision for the welfare of traditional rulers they are denied by the present administration.
He stated this today, at a meeting with the traditional council of Ogo Oluwa, held at the palace of Oba Akinwale Akinola, Oni Pontela of Pontela, when the PDP campaign train arrived at Ogo Oluwa local government area . Speaking at the meeting Makinde who is the group MD Makkon Engineering Services noted that he came to seek the votes of the traditional rulers, that though he is aware they are not suppose to be partisan, but knows they all want the development of their communities.
He said the PDP government to be headed by him will emphasise on education, youth employment, health and provision of basic infrastructures. He warned against paying attention to the deceptive words of the ruling party, reiterating that they have not been able to meet their electoral promises as the people can attest to.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional council Alhaji Isiaka Razak Oni Iwoate of Iwoate, noted that rural communities have suffered much neglect, stressing that cities will not be over crowded, when basic infastructures are provided for rural communities. He urged the PDP governorship candidate to remember that Electricity, Schools, good roads, and youth employment are amongs the urgent needs of rural areas, while also advocating that the PDP candidate should create avenue for traditional rulers to be more participatory in governance .
He however noted that the little development in Ogo Oluwa, were those executed by the past PDP governments in the state. He thereafter assured Makinde of the support of the traditional council in Ogo Oluwa.
Among those in the PDP campaign train included the PDP deputy governorship candidate Engr. Raufu Olaniyan, Alhaji Kumi Mustapha PDP state party chairman, Senator Hosiah Agboola, Chief Jacob Ayetoro, Mrs Bose Adedibu and other party leaders.