By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
Following the emergence of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Engr Seyi Makinde as the Oyo State governor-elect, the outgoing Governor Abiola Ajimobi has urged him to prepare for the onerous task of governance by putting behind him all the electioneering acrimonies and prevail on his followers and supporters to guard against acts and utterances capable of igniting crisis in the state.
Ajimobi, in a congratulatory message to the governor-elect on Monday, in Ibadan, Oyo State capital by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, quoted the governor as saying that that now that the elections are over, Makinde should ensure that all stakeholders were carried along in his administration.
The Governor said: “In the last eight years we have ensured adherence to the rule of law. We have done a lot to ensure the growth and development of our dear state through our visible unprecedented achievements, as acclaimed by the masses of Oyo State and the outside world.
“While congratulating you and wishing you a successful tenure, I enjoin you to focus on the sustained development of our state in the areas of peace, security, as well as safety of lives and property that the state has enjoyed in the last eight years.
“I extend to you the right hand of fellowship and promise to avail you my wealth of experience on critical developmental and governance matrix for the continued growth of our dear state and for the betterment of the lives of the entire citizens of the state.
“Since the duty of every government is to create the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and for citizens to go about their lawful duties under a peaceful and secure environment, may I advise that you leverage on our widely-acclaimed achievements in these areas,” Ajimobi charged.