Gov poll: Makinde’s re-election, call to do more, says Olubadan
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, has called on Governor Seyi Makinde to see his re-election as a call to do more in terms of service delivery.
Oba Balogun, in a statement on Monday in Ibadan, urged Makinde to fulfill his campaign promises adding that he should not take his support for second tern for granted.
He charged the governor to improve on his effort, “so that the people of the state would not feel disappointed.”
The monarch, said the outcome of the election reflect the wishes and aspirations of the people due to the governor diligent service to the people in his first term.
The traditional ruler said, “There is always the tendency for second timer to be lethargic, because there’s nothing to aspire for 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 who voted for you 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 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.”
While counseling the governor, the monarch said, “the people of the state remain your focus in the emerging new dispensation and in doing that play less emphasis on party politics.”
He added, “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 people of the state remain proud of the choice made in you.”
Oba Balogun prayed for a very successful tenure for the re-elected governor.
Olubadan, however, urged all the citizens and politicians to join force with the reelected governor for development of the state.
He said, “Irrespective of political parties affiliation, the state belongs to everyone of us and we must be seen placing it far above individual and personal interests.”
The monarch also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission for the conduct of the election, noting that the commission did “a yeoman’s job” for allaying fear ahead of the election by allowing his public spirit and professionalism to overwhelm every other considerations in the course of discharging his duty.