THE result of the April 11 gubernatorial election in Oyo State which saw the incumbent governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner, has been described as the will of God that can not be controverted.
This was the submission of the gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the election, Mr Seyi Makinde, while giving his opening remark at the Omi Titun 2nd Annual Ramadan Lecture, held at the premises of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Agodi, Ibadan, on Wednesday.
At the programme which was sponsored by Makinde, he told the congregation composed of Islamic faithful and his political supporters, some of who were calling him ‘Your Excellency’ that there could not be two ‘Excellencies’ in the state at a time.
“The election of 2015 went the way God wanted it, my own time will come. We have played politics and the politics has put somebody in office. There cannot be two governors in the state at a time. There is no more politics now but governance, how to make life easy for everybody.
“What is expected of the citizenry is to support and cooperate with those in power so as to be able to deliver on their promises. There’s nothing God wants to do that He will not do in His own time. The time of political attack has gone and will not resurface until 2018,” he added.
He urged the congregation to attach the necessary importance to the programme described as ‘spiritual meal’, saying, “a lot of people believe that Seyi Makinde can only assist with money, that’s very far to where we are going in the hereafter, that’s why I implore all of you to pay diligent attention to the sermon by our guest speaker.”