Oyo Citizens Want Makinde to Continue Beyond 2023 – Commissioner

Oyo State Commissioner for Information and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun has disclosed that the people of Oyo state are determined to mount pressure on Governor ‘Seyi Makinde to commence his re-election bid, saying that Makinde indeed deserves a second term in office.

Speaking in Ibadan at the Oyo State NUJ Correspondents Chapel Guest of the Month forum, held at the Chapel’s Secretariat Mokola, Hon. Olatunbosun said, with his performances so far, citizens of Oyo state are eager to have Engr. Makinde to continue in office beyond 2023, in order to enable him complete the good works he is presently doing for the state.

Olatunbosun stressed, ”I am sure the people of Oyo state will ask him to contest for the second term in office. Governor Makinde should contest for the second term in office. He should contest, we are begging him, the people of Oyo state would pull Governor Makinde to contest for second term in office”, he said.

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The commissioner further expressed confidence that Gov. Makinde would listen to the people to re-contest, adding that, ” To whom much is given, much is expected.”

Recounting some of Governor Makinde’s achievements in the state, the information commissioner said, Makinde has shown huge commitment to improving the security situation in the state, through the recruitment of 1500 Amotekun personnel as well as other security measures put in place by the Governor Makinde administration at ensuring adequate security in the state.

The Commissioner while speaking further pointed out that so far, the Governor Makinde-led administration committed N16billion for the settlement of gratuities to retirees in the state in addition to the prompt payment of monthly salaries to its civil servants as well as pensions to pensioners in the state on the 25th of every month.

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Dr Olatubosun maintained that the administration has embarked on series of laudable projects for the benefits of the state and its people particularly in the areas of education, health and other major sectors in the state.

Insisting that Primary and Secondary school education remained free in Oyo state, the Commissioner hinted that the present administration in the state is committed into ensuring that all the 351 wards in the state have primary health centres.

Dr. Olatubosun added that, as at present 150 primary health centres have been completed and that before May this year, the number will increase to 250 while by the end of Governor Makinde first term in office, Oyo state will be having 351 Primary Health centres in the state.

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According to him, his major focus is Seyi Makinde for second term in office as the governor of Oyo state and that he is committed into making it a reality by ensuring that Governor Makinde return to office in 2023 for his second term.

Dr. Olatubosun stressed that towards achieving this, he will soon start what he called his product which is “Seyi Makinde for second term”.

He also promised to embark on a “political evangelism” in order to spread his messages for Governor Makinde to continue in office beyond 2023 to every doorsteps in the state.


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