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Governor Seyi Makinde Encourages Oyo State Residents to Embrace Local Government Election Results in good faith

Accept election results in good faith, Makinde urges voters
Governor Seyi Makinde

In a bid to foster acceptance and tranquility, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has called upon the residents of the state to embrace the outcomes of the ongoing local government election with a positive attitude. Governor Makinde made this appeal on Saturday, following his participation in the voting process at Polling Unit 1, Ward 11, Abayomi area of Ibadan North-East Local Government, precisely at 10:21 a.m.

Addressing the public, Governor Makinde urged residents to channel any grievances arising from the election to the appropriate authorities, assuring them that such concerns would be duly addressed. He commended the overall conduct of the election, noting that reports reaching him indicated a smooth and orderly process. The governor expressed confidence in the resilience of grass-roots democracy within Oyo State, emphasizing its permanence in the state’s political landscape.

Observations made by Governor Makinde revealed a peaceful atmosphere surrounding the electoral exercise, with citizens actively participating while adhering to traffic regulations. Reflecting on the significance of the local government election, Governor Makinde underscored the shift from caretaker administrations to inclusive governance at the grass-roots level. He emphasized the importance of citizens’ involvement in decision-making processes, highlighting the administration’s commitment to fostering democratic principles.

“I commend our people for exercising their civic responsibility by participating in the local government election. Previously, the grass-roots level had been governed by caretaker administrations, depriving the people of their rightful voice in governance. However, under our administration, this is the second local government election held within our nearly five years in office,” Governor Makinde remarked.

Governor Makinde expressed optimism regarding the overall success of the election, expressing confidence that the democratic process would yield favorable outcomes for the state. His sentiments echo the sentiments of many citizens who eagerly anticipate the results of the election as a testament to the strength of democracy in Oyo State.

As the election progresses, Governor Makinde remains steadfast in his commitment to upholding transparency, accountability, and the rule of law. He reaffirmed his administration’s dedication to promoting democratic values and ensuring that the voices of the people are heard and respected.

The ongoing local government election represents a pivotal moment in Oyo State’s political landscape, signaling a transition towards inclusive governance and citizen participation. With Governor Makinde’s encouragement and support, residents are poised to embrace the results of the election with grace and optimism, affirming their commitment to a democratic and prosperous future for Oyo State.

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