The Oasis Reporters
March 19, 2019
The Oyo State governor-elect, Engr. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party who won in the March 9 gubernatorial election said that his administration would rely on the wisdom of God as everybody would benefit from the new government irrespective of religious or political affiliations.
He said: “I thank God because my victory was by the mercy of God, although people use to say that nobody can come to government without sacrificing something. Electioneering is over and we need to deliver to the people who have given us their mandate.”
Prior to the electoral victory, discussions on the streets was that for someone to emerge into some high offices, there must be some powerful spiritual connections hidden from the public eye in terms of spiritual sacrifices in the dead of night as directed by spiritual merchants and strongmen of the world.
Some videos have emerged via WhatsApp of various religious leaders who prayed for the emergence of a non APC governor for Oyo State owing to the disappointment many felt in the government of Chief Abiola Ajimobi who will be rounding up his second and final tenure on May 29, 2019.
Engineer Seyi Makinde, has disclosed that he would run an all-inclusive government, declaring that people who did not vote for him in the last gubernatorial election would not be left out of his government. He made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen yesterday during a thanksgiving service he attended at The Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, Oyo state.
Makinde, however, urged the people of the state to cast away the spirit of partisanship but cooperate with the new administration for the development of Oyo state.
In his sermon, Provost of The Cathedral of St. Peter, Aremo, Ibadan, the Very Reverend Andrew Adebiyi read from the Book of 1st Kings, Chapter 12, verse 7, saying that Oyo people and all souls in the state were precious before God, urging the governor-elect to always cater for them.
He commended the governor-elect for visiting the incumbent governor, Abiola Ajimobi in his office, noting that “this has shown that Engineer Seyi Makinde is not practising politics of bitterness. Do not miss hours of worship. Don’t let government business hinder you from hours of worship in the house of God.”
Engr Seyi Makinde had earlier on expressed gratitude to the people of Oyo State for choosing the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the gubernatorial election despite some pockets of inducements and even threats to People’s freedom of democratic choice and even businesses.
In-house analysis and report.