No Party, Individual Can Sway Us — Oyo Artisans Throw Weight Behind Makinde’s 2nd Term Movement

Following Governor ‘Seyi Makinde’s declaration of interest in 2023 campaign season earlier this week, the Oyo State Coalition of Artisans and other bodies under the umbrella of Omituntun Coalition Movement, have declared their support for the success of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde’s second term project ahead of the 2023 election.

The coalition, with over forty artisan associations gathered today, January 20, 2022; at the Film Theatre of Oyo State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Ibadan to discuss strategies towards the 2023 elections, especially on how to mobilise their members across the state for the success of the project.

Speaking on their resolve, the Oyo State President of Artisans, Alhaji Mogaji Kamarudeen Salawudeen who led the coalition, declared that no administration in the state had ever achieved the level of development that residents have experienced within the last two years of the ‘Seyi Makinde-led administration.

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Kamarudeen said they have been experiencing ease in their businesses, with members having lesser financial burdens as they pay less to educate their children from primary school to tertiary institutions, to access healthcare provision and now have secured environment from violence.

He added that the massive employment opportunities that Governor Makinde provided for the youths have also added to financial empowerment as well as savings which in turn, has benefited Artisans’ engagement in the state.

“We have all agreed, based on the performance of the present administration in impacting the lives of our members and the entire people of the state.

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“No administration has ever achieved so much within so short a period, we promise you that no party or individual can sway us against supporting Governor ‘Seyi Makinde’s second term.

“It is obvious to all the people of Oyo state that in education, we are relieved of many financial burdens, it is free education today, it is free health, we have good road networks and our sons and daughters are gainfully employed under the state, we appreciate the government and we shall support the administration.”

In attendance at the meeting were the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, members from Nigerian Association of Professional Tailors, Upholstery Association of Nigeria, Tricycle Mechanic Association of Nigeria, Progressive Barbers Association of Nigeria, Plank Sellers Association, Isokan Traditional Medicine Practitioners, Oyo State, Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA), Omituntun Teachers Emancipation Movement, Nigerian Beautician/Hairdressers Association, Oyo State Chapter, among others.

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Responding to the Artisans’ declaration, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun appreciated the movement for their unflinching support and urged them not to relent on mobilising their members, especially at the grassroot to achieve the goal.

Hon. Olatunbosun therefore called on them all, to disseminate the message about voter’s registration to other members so that their children and apprentices would be empowered to vote and be voted for, come 2023 elections.


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