THANK YOU ADDRESS TO THE GOOD PEOPLE OF OYO STATE BY GOVERNOR ELECT, ENGR SEYI MAKINDE.

THANK YOU ADDRESS TO THE GOOD PEOPLE OF OYO STATE BY GOVERNOR ELECT, ENGR SEYI MAKINDE.

My Good People of Oyo State, God does not act in a vacuum and he has made everything to perfection. And this is the reason why we are gathered here today. We give Him all the glory.

The political struggle of the past few weeks by the people of Oyo State, particularly the elections which took place yesterday leading to my being elected as your next governor on May 29 this year, reminds me of the Agbekoya struggle of 1968.
I compare the two historical events because while the original Agbekoya struggle of 50 years ago 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.
The needless 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. I assure the families involved that they will not die in vain.

In your valor, you stood up against what you perceived to be the mismanagement of your common patrimony brought about by collusion with forces outside of our shores to fleece our treasury, among other obvious misdemeanors.

Well, there is no need crying over spilled milk and it is for us to move forward 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 standard of living and with God’s help, I will not disappoint you.

You also made it easier for us by voting in the majority of our legislators which means that we can push through, without much ado, all of our people-oriented policies, particularly in critical sectors of Education, Health and Job creation.
The making of history is usually decided by wise men who volunteer to operate from behind the scene. High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, the Osi Olubadan and former governor of Oyo State together with Senator Femi Lanlehin of the ADC, Barrister Sarafadeen Ali of the Zenith Labour Party, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde of the SDP, Senator Monsura Sunmonu and others who decided to relegate their own ambition and support me for the greater good of the masses. Posterity will forever paint their names in gold. I must also not forget to mention the roles of our National Leaders and all Members of our great Party, PDP. My gratitude is eternal.

I thank you once again for entrusting me with your mandate.
Thank you and God bless you all.

Signed:
Engr. Seyi Makinde
Oyo State Governor-elect.

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ALAO AKALA LOCKS OUT SEYI MAKINDE FROM HIS FM RADIO STATION

ALAO AKALA LOCKS OUT SEYI MAKINDE FROM HIS FM RADIO STATION

Ripples from the last moments leading to the gubernatorial election on Saturday, March 9, 2019, reached a crescendo as the former governor of Oyo State, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala openly barred the PDP governorship candidate, Engr Seyi Makinde from participating in a live interview programme on Parrot FM 101.1 owned by Akala in Ogbomoso this morning.

A statement from Seyi Makinde campaign organization, signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade revealed that Makinde had booked and paid for the one hour slot at the radio station 48 hours in advance, and came to Ogbomoso for the programme only to be turned back at the gate with the excuse that the slot had been allocated to his rival, Mr. Bayo Adelabu.

Seyi Makinde told journalists and his teeming supporters that apart from Alao Akala’s action is unconstitutional, it was democratically repugnant for anyone, to deny the other the right of reply.

He said Chief Alao Akala did not want him to expose the true reason why he (Alao Akala) joined APC, a move that has dropped his political rating significantly.

He promised to bring the attention of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission to the ugly incident and to the former governor, he had this to say, ‘You can bar me from your radio station, but you cannot debar me from the government house if it is the wish of the Lord and the people.’

As Seyi Makinde left the premises of Parrot FM, a large crowd which had gathered, trooped into the radio station in protest of Alao Akala action. Makinde rode slowly in an open roof jeep through the ancient city accompanied by his supporters.

He later went to Ajilete FM 92.1, also in Ogbomoso where he fielded questions in a live interview programme.

Saturday, 9th of March is not a Public holiday, rather it’s a decision day let come out in mass and vote for Seyi Makinde as Oyo State Governor.

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