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Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State, said he does not have a godfather.
The Governor made this announcement while speaking in Ibadan, the state capital.
Makinde was reported to have won the 2019 governorship elections on the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, following the coalition with some political parties who abandoned their ambition to support Makinde to win the election.
It could be recalled that the former Governor of the state, Senator Rasidi Ladojo, in 2019 compelled the Zenith Labour Party,(ZLP) Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) Senator Olufemi Lanlehin and candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to quit their governorship in support for Makinde.
However, Makinde state that he has no godfather, that the people and God are his backbones.
“I have no godfather. God is the father. This is a government voted by the people of the state.
“They are the ones that voted us. We will not disappoint them.
“But I can prostrate for anyone. I can prostrate for anyone to ensure that we have peace in the state.
“Some people think what will make them govern Oyo State is to cause problems, but I have news for them. You have to have a state before you can govern. So, if you destroy the state, what will you govern?”.