MAY 29: Makinde Sworn in For Second Term, Orders Immediate Creation of State Mobilisation Agency & Makes First Appointments
Written by Aloore Radio on 29 — 05
The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has reassured the people of the state of his resolve to always put the intrest of the people first as against his personal intrest.
He gave the pledge shortly after he was sworn-in by the Chief Judge of the state, Justce Iyabo Yerima for a second term of office amid heavy downpour at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Oke-Ado Ibadan.
In his inaugural address, Governor Makinde promised another four years of sustainable development of based on his four-point agenda of economy, education, health and security.
Governor Makinde also ordered the immediate establishment of the Oyo State Mobilisation Agency for Socio-Economic Development (OMASED).
According to him, the agency would incorporate a timetable for the enforcement of all existing traffic, waste management and street trading law.
Governor Makinde therefore solicited the support of the state residents in the task of good governance in the pacesetter state.
Former Ambassadors, captains of industries, religious leaders, politicians, families and friends who witnessed the occasions include the former president of the Senate, Adolphus Waraba and former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko.
Makinde said, “Four years ago, I took an oath before God and you, the good people of Oyo State. I pledged to put aside my self-interest to serve you to the best of my ability. Today, I stand before you to renew that pledge and reaffirm these solemn words – I will always put your interests first.
Governor Seyi Makinde was re-elected governor of the state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), having polled 563,765 votes to defeat his closest rival from the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor who reeled out his achievements at the occasion said his administration under Omituntun 1.0 had worked hard to stimulate and accelerate economic and social development of the State.
He reassured the people of the State that Omituntun 2.0 will be better than 1.0, promising to work harder to ensure that the prosperity that the people have started enjoying under Omituntun 1.0 will continue for four more years.
The second term inauguration of the governor witnessed a large turnout of his political associates, friends and family, who converged on the venue to witness the event.
Immediately, the governor announced the reappointment of Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi as Chief of Staff and Sulaiman Olanrewaju of Tribune as Chief Press Secretary.