The commissioner representing Oyo state at the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Professor Adeniyi Olowofela has reacted to the electoral victory of Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde in the Saturday governorship election in the state.
Olowofela in a statement on Tuesday, the former Commissioner for Education in the state expressed surprise at outcome of the gubernatorial election on Saturday March 18, 2023.
In the statement, Olowofela congratulated Makinde while he revealed how all principles that determine outcome of elections in the state failed.
Read details of the statement below 👇;
2023 gubernatorial election has come and gone.
I thought the end has come to Seyi Makinde’s government in Oyo-State. But he consolidated his reelection in an unprecedented manner.
While analytically looking at pre-election situations. I told someone that Makinde will loose in Ibarapa Zone, will loose in Ido LG, while Ibadan land’s vote will be shared in dis-portionate manner between Makinde, Folarin and Adelabu. I equally opined that, Makinde will loose in Oyo Zone, while Ogbomosho Land will be shared between Folarin and Makinde in a proportionate Manner and Oke-Ogun 1&2 will vote Teslim Folarin. Hence despite the Jagba argument against Teslim, I still felt Folarin will still win, my bias should be understandable as a strong member of APC and my opposition to Makinde on various issues, one of which is, attacked launch against Late Ajimobi at the initial commencement of Makinde’s government in 2019.
When I remember what happened to Alhaji Lam Adesina during AD era supporting Obasanjo (PDP) which consume Lam’s Second term ambition, the same thing was done by Makinde for Tinumbu, believing that Makinde’s fall was imminent.
Three days before election someone told me that when you meat the peasants, the traders, the government workers, Pensioners etc. All of them are clamouring for Makinde, on the day of election there was allegation of voters inducement by money, I said in Jonathan era, money was distributed people still voted APC.
When you heard about the god-fathers that were against Makinde, you can safely conclude that He is a “goner” but God The Father was with him.
God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God – Psalm 62:11, God The Father has demonstrated that he is with Seyi Makinde, on account of this I congratulate Governor Seyi Makinde on his Second Term. It’s imperative to warn Seyi Makinde to stick to Agenda that endear him to the people and come up with new policies to help the State.
God bless the people of Oyo-State,
God bless Governor Seyi Makinde.