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Makinde At 53: Oyo PDP Felicitates Governor, Describes Him As A Symbol of Pride


The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has felicitated the executive governor of Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde as he marked his 53rd birthday on Friday, 25th of December.

The Spokesman of the Party in Oyo State, Engr Akeem Olatunji, in a statement to wish the governor a happy birthday described governor Makinde as the architect of modern Oyo state.


He explained that to have attained such a national and global presence at the age of 53, despite his humble beginning, no one could dispute the fact that Governor Makinde has the leading of God in whatever he does.

The ruling party further explained that the ‘Seyi Makinde effect’ still amazes people, particularly members of the opposition parties, who never expected the “Makinde magic wand” across sectors of the state economy.

Olatunji, who likened governor Makinde with David in the Holy scriptures explained that his outstanding leadership skills and humility are both exceptional for a man so successful in life as governor Makinde.

The statement reads, “we as the ruling party in Oyo state join our hearts with others across the state, Nigeria, and the rest of the entire world to celebrate our leader, father, and mentor, His Excellency, Engr Seyi Makinde, the executive governor of Oyo state as he clocks 53 year old today.

“According to the Holy scripture, we are taught to count our blessings that we may be able to number our days and fully appreciate God’s goodness in our lives, and in this likeness, we celebrate our dexterous and most performed governor in Nigeria on the auspicious occasion of his 53rd birthday.

“You are indeed, and unarguably the architect of modern Oyo state in which we now as citizens and residents have our sense of pride restored because you willingly abandoned your private life of great influence and affluence to serve humanity as the governor of the Pacesetter’s state.

“With your approach to governance and purposeful leadership, it is now evidently obvious that with genuineness of the heart, indeed a lot can be achieved with so scarce resources. Our prayers are therefore, with you always to grow from strength to strength in good health and long life.

“You are a symbol of pride not just to Oyo state but Nigeria as a whole because your purposeful leadership has endeared the attention of international community to Oyo state and it is manifested in various partnerships, collaborations and synergies with the government of Oyo state under your leadership.

“The hand of God which is upon you will continue to increase you in wisdom, order your every step, even as you continue to battle with political hawks to take Oyo state to it’s well deserved enviable height among committee of states in Nigeria.”

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