The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has assured the people of the state that his administration in the state will create wealth to solve major security and economic problems in the state and give due honour to the traditional rulers in the state.
Makinde stated this when the PDP campaign team visited the Afasegbejo of Igbeti, Oba Emmanuel Oyebisi, at his palace on Tuesday.
The campaign team on tour of 10 local governments in Oke-Ogun on Tuesday visited Olorunsogo, Irepo and Orelope local government areas.
Earlier, the team had been guests of the Chief Imam of Igbeti, Alhaji Olayiwola Yusuf at the town’s central mosque.
He said: “Four years ago, I visited you soliciting for your votes to become governor of the state, this is God’s time and his time is the best.
“There is nothing I told you four years ago that is not still relevant today and the two vocal things were poverty in the land, after four years, it seems worse.
“The second thing I mentioned is the entitlement of traditional rulers in Oyo state, which is five per cent of the allocation from the local government according to the constitution. The current administration did not do it four years ago and not even ready to do it.
“Today, you have tried the two options, you can attest to the situation during PDP administration and the other party assumed office. Their style is to feed fat first without considering the fate of the masses.
“We are here today to appeal to you to vote PDP government back to power in Oyo State. From our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, our senatorial candidate, house of representatives, myself as gubernatorial candidate and my deputy, Raufu Olaniyan and out candidate for State House of Assembly, kindly support us by convincing your people to vote for us and not sell their votes.
“It is very evident that people want PDP to return back to power, we will be grateful if you can support us to achieve this.”
In his response, Oba Oyebisi wished the PDP train success in their tour, intimating them that the people have their right to vote but urged them to eschew violence during their rally.
He then used the opportunity to request from the gubernatorial candidate if he wins the election to assist Igbeti town to overcome some of its which include heavy investment t in its marble industry, provision of potable water and citing of a higher institution in the city.