…Give Oyo true democratic dividends
By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
A former Chief Whip of the Oyo State House of Assembly in the 7th Assembly, Hon. Adigun-Hammed Abiodun has charged the governor-elect of the state, Mr Seyi Makinde to run an all-inclusive government upon his inauguration on May 29 and to also shun any act that could set his administration back.
Hon. Abiodun, popularly known as ‘Murphy’, while speaking on the expectations of people of the state from the in-coming government on Sunday, added that the governor-elect must always ensure the purpose the masses voted for him by ensuring that he gives them true democracy they deserve.
During his interview with newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, the former legislator opined that the in-coming government must be transparent and embark on developmental projects, which would be a delight to the people of the state.
“I urge Mr. Makinde to give the people of Oyo State a transparent government and work assiduously to embark on developmental projects that would justify the confidence reposed in him by the electorate that he can take the state to a greater heights.”
“He should make peace with the opposition in the interest of Oyo State. He should not steal and stay away from any act that can truncate his administration mid-way,” Abiodun warned.
While charging charging people of the state to support the in-coming administration to make it succeed, adding that it could not do it alone, the former lawmaker called on the duo of the governor-elect and the deputy governor-elect to ensure that their adminstration be that of unity and about true development.
“They should not let their self-interest be above the interest of people of Oyo State. They have the responsibilities of protecting the interest of the state among the comity of states.”
“He must ensure the people of the state have good democratic dividends at their doorsteps at all times,” Abiodun urged.
He further urged Mr. Makinde to make sure he serves people of the state by providing free education, youth employment, good and affordable health care to the residents, adding that there was the need to improve the economy of the state and not plunge it into further debt.
The former chief whip, however, implored the governor-elect to tackle the lingering issues of hunger, poverty, hopelessness and further boost security in the state by ensuring the smooth take-over in the NURTW issue.