By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde has warned the opposition elements in the state to stop their ranting as such would not stop his administration from delivering on good governance in Oyo State.
Speaking through his the Chairman, Pacesetter Transport Company, Prince Dare Adeleke,this at a Ramadan lecture, organized by Hon. Abdullah AbdulRasaq Ademola (Omo Sheu), representing Ibadan South-East 1 State constituency at Elekuro Ibadan the governor vowed that the distractions created by the opposition elements in the State would not stop his administration from moving the state forward.
Governor Makinde emphasized that his government would not deviate from its promise of promoting the tenets of democracy and actualization of people-centered programmes.
” The ranting of the opposition elements in the state should not be seen as anything serious that can distract us, we are resolute to deliver on our campaign promises and those are the major pacts we made with the people, we will not let them down, we will not allow the noise of detractors get to us.” he said.
While urging the people of the State to use the month of Ramadan to pray for the success of his administration and an end to insecurity in the country, Governor Makinde said, ” God has blessed us with the month of Ramadan to ask for those things that are crucial to our existence, the first should be the progress of our State, while we also pray for the country to overcome insecurity.”
“It is my belief that God Almighty will not desert us and our prayers are heard, let us keep the tempo of our prayer up, it shall be well in Allah’s name”.
Deputy Speaker of the Oyo state House of Assembly, Honourable Muhammad Fadeyi, while speaking assured that the 9th Oyo Assembly will continue to give necessary legislative support to all the programmes and policies of Governor Seyi Makinde geared towards enhancing the living standard of the people of the State.
Honourable Fadeyi described Hon Abdullah AbdulRasaq as a great grassroot mobilizer, who has continued to keep in touch with the people of his Constituency.
Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun in his remarks condemned in strong terms, those politicizing the issue of security in Oyo State, adding that the Government at the center has failed in the area of protecting the lives and properties of the citizenry.
Dr Olatunbosun noted that ” Governor Seyi Makinde is unrelenting in his resolve to actualize his four points development agendas which are Health, Education, Security and Expanded Economy.
The lecture was attended by leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, political appointees , members of the State House of Assembly, party supporters and hundreds of Islamic faithful, who stormed the 4th Annual Ramadan Lecture.
The programme was organized under the Jamuhiyat Allahu Rasaq Islamic Society of Nigeria, JARIS was almost turned into a political rally of sort as political leaders took turns to eulogize the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde and his sterling achievements since taking over in 2019.
Other Guests including the Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Tourism and Culture, Hon Ademola Ige charged the people of Ibadan South East to remain united in order to consolidate on the gains of the party in future election.