Oyo State Governor-elect, Engr Oluwaseyi Abiodun Makinde has promised the people of the State good governance that would improve their well being.
Engr Makinde made the promise in his thank you address to the people of the state after his victory at the election.
According to him, the political struggle of the past few weeks by the people of the state, particularly the election reminds him of the Agbekoya struggle of 1968.
“I compare the two historical event because the original Agbekoya struggle of 50 years ago was a peasant revolt that kicked against high taxation and tariffs, particularly of farmers by the power that be. Yesterday’s voting pattern clearly showed your dogged determination in spite of spirited efforts to frustrate you.
“In your valour you stood up against what you perceived to be the mismanagement of your common patrimony brought about by collusion with forces outside of our shores.
“There is no need crying over the spilled milk, it is for us to move forward together and for me to fulfil my campaign promises to you in the clear understanding that we will take realistic decision together, because you did not elect me to compensate me for anything. You elected me to fufil your desire for a better life, I will not disappoint you,” he added.
He thanked political heavy weights like Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Chief Olufemi Lanlehin, Barrister Sharafadeen Alli of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Senator Monsurat Sumonu and other members of the PDP who decided to relegate their own ambition to support him.
Engr Makinde also thanked them for voting PDP members into the state Assembly, assuring that his government would focus on health, education, job creations among others.