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Electorates Didn’t Allow Godfathers Dictate to Them — Makinde

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde has maintained that the glass ceilings preventing youngsters in the state from attaining what they desired in life have been broken by the electorates.

Makinde, who made the disclosure on Tuesday at a re-election victory celebration held at Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort in Akanran, Ibadan; added that his administration was building a state where everyone would have opportunities, irrespective of the son of whom they are.

OyoAffairs.net had earlier reported that Makinde was declared the winner of the March 18 governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which precipitates a victory celebration organised by Chief Dotun Sanusi at the mini stadium of his expansive Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort.

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According to him, the young ones can now attain whatever position they desire.

“I want our youngsters to take notice of this. There is no more glass ceiling in Oyo State. ‘Seyi Makinde has broken all the glass ceilings.

“I have broken the glass ceilings for the youngsters in the state. Our young ones can now attain whatever positions they desire,” he said.

Makinde said that his re-election was aided by certain circumstances, coupled with his sterling performances in office.

In the meantime, Makinde has assured residents of the state that his administration would not discriminate on the basis of religious, ethnic and political affiliations in the distribution of democratic dividends to them.

The governor, while thanking Sanusi for organising the mega party, appreciated other critical stakeholders that ensured his electoral victory in 31 of the 33 local government areas of the state.

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He apparently referred to the stiff opposition against him, especially from some political godfathers who have big followership.

Makinde said that the level of political education of the electorates was high and the people did not allow godfathers to dictate to them.

According to him, now the campaign is over. It is left for us to forge ahead.

He said: “The task ahead is to continue the good work and take our people from poverty to prosperity.

“It is a call for more work for the progress of Oyo State.

“I assure you that my administration will not discriminate on the basis of religion and ethnicity or where you come from.

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“We will not discriminate against those who did not support us. This will be a government for the people of Oyo State and the progress of Oyo State,” he added.

According to NAN, the event featured prayer sessions for the state and Nigeria by the various religious groups present.

There was also an acrobatics performance by some students on Makinde’s personal scholarship.

Among those in attendance were leaders of various religious groups, traditional rulers, traders, artisans, people living with disabilities, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) leaders, trade-medical practitioners and ace entertainers.

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