Oyo State Governor-elect, Engr Seyi Makinde has said he is going to fulfill his campaign promises when he assumes office.
According to Makinde, who addressed pressmen at his Ikolaba residence, Ibadan, he commended Oloye Rashidi Ladoja, Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Barr Sharafadeen of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu and host of others.
Makinde promised to be governor for all by providing good governance for every resident of the state.
The governor who was declared winner of the Saturday’s gubernatorial election on the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) defeated the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebayo Adelabu.
The governor-elect, who promised to fulfil his electoral promises said his administration would not be based on ethnicity.
He added that those who did not even vote for him would benefit from his good governance.
Makinde lauded the people of Oyo State for their valour and determination,leading to his triumph and victory.
He likened the triumph to the Agbekoya struggle saying: “The political struggle of the past few weeks by the people of Oyo State,particularly the elections leading to my being elected as your next governor 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 tarrifs, particularly of farmers by the power-that-be. The Saturday’s voting pattern,clearly showed your dogged determination in spite of spirited efforts to frustrate you.
“In your valour 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 various misdemeanours. Well, there is no need crying over spilled milk and it is for is to move forward together and for me to fulfil 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 fulfil your decision for a better life and God helping me, I will not disappoint you.
” You also made it easier for us by voting in 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”.
He thanked Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Senator Femi Lanlehin, Sharafadeen Alli, Bolaji Ayorinde, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu and others who decided to relegate their ambition and supported him for the greater good of the masses.