Leaders and stakeholders of Oke-Ogun axis of Oyo State has declared that they remain solidly behind the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde.
The Leaders, including Stakeholders and Elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oke-Ogun Zone of the State commended the Governor for undertaking several development projects and initiatives aimed at opening up Oke-Ogun to the rest of the State and the country.
Governor Makinde was equally commended for introducing policies and programmes that have changed the standard of education for good in the State, including the free qualitative education programme and the reduction of out-of-school children, among others.
Speaking to Newsmen at Otu, at the end of a meeting of Oke-Ogun PDP Leaders and political appointees, the trio of Chief Jacob Adetoro; Oyo North PDP Senatorial Chairman, Alhaji Waheed Oluwakemi and a Leader of the Party from Kajola Local Government, Alhaji Ajadi Waheed, made the declaration, insisting that Engr Makinde has written his name in gold within a short time.
According to Chief Adetoro, notable PDP Leaders in Oke-Ogun, Party structures across the 10 Local Governments, appointees of Governor Makinde and Local Government Caretaker Chairmen had converged in Otu to celebrate the New Year with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Townplanner, Mr Ademola Ajibola.
He maintained that they held a meeting comprising representatives from each Local Government at the sidelines of the celebrations, resolving among other things, to continue to support Engr Makinde’s Government to achieve further progress and to restart regular PDP meetings across the zone with adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
Similarly, the Oyo-North PDP Senatorial Chairman stated that what Governor Makinde has done in Oke-Ogun is remarkable, saying the meeting centred on how PDP stakeholders in Oke-Ogun could support the Governor to achieve more successes.
Notable PDP Leaders from the area who attended the meeting include the Oyo North PDP Senatorial Chairman, Chief Sunday Alabi, Chief Jacob Adetoro, Pa Elisha Olanrewaju, former Minority Leader of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Rafiu Adekunle, Alhaji Rabi Igbayilola (Itesiwaju); Alhaji Bashiru Aranse (Itesiwaju); Alhaji Omofoye, among others.
The meeting also had in attendance Local Government/LCDA Caretaker Chairmen from Oke-Ogun, PDP Local Government Party Chairmen, including Alhaji Saminu Oladele (Olorunsogo), Alhaji Musa Salawu (Iwajowa), Alhaji Ismail Odedele (Irepo), Titilope Alabi (Saki West), Femi Omotosho (Iseyin), J. Ayodabo (Kajola).
Appointees of Governor Makinde also attended the meeting, include the Commissioners for Budget and Planning, Agriculture and Trade and Commerce, Hon. Adeniyi Farinto; Hon. Ojemuyiwa Ojekunle and Hon. Niyi Adebisi; Special Adviser to the Governor on Legislative Matters, Hon. Samuel Adejumobi; Chairman of the State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Alhaji Najeem Omirinde and the Chairman of the Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), Professor Sayed Malik.