Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has warned candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming local government election in the state not to take the electorate for granted.
Makinde gave this warning while meeting with chairmanship and vice chairmanship candidates of PDP in the May 22 local government election.
He advised the candidates not to take the electorate for granted.
The governor, who pledged his support for the candidates in the election, said that the candidates must work hard for victory.
Makinde, who addressed the candidates Saturday evening, urged the candidates to ensure adequate service delivery when elected.
He said, “As you go into the election, do not take the people for granted. Learn from the mistakes of the past government.
“Where there are issues, resolve them amicably, so we can all be the winner.”
A representative of the chairmanship candidates, Pastor Oluwole Alawode, said that the candidates were ready for the polls.
Alawode, who is the chairmanship candidate for Ibadan South-East Local Government, explained that Governor Makinde, at the closed session, enjoined the candidates to work assiduously to secure victory in the coming election.
“Well, we thank God for today. What the governor discussed with us bothered us about why we need to put our house in order and work assiduously to deliver our LGs for the party, just the way we did during the 2019 elections.
“We are promising the people of Oyo State that we will deliver dividends democracy to them. We did not fail them in 2019 as we are keeping our promises, and we won’t fail them this time too. “So, we promise that if they vote for us and we emerge winners in all the 33 local government areas in the state, by the grace of God, we will do better for the people.
“Frankly speaking, when it comes to an exercise like this, our governor wants you to be hardworking. He does not want any of us (chairmen of LGs) to show laziness towards achieving this goal.
“So, that was why His Excellency summoned us for this meeting and made us know that the only thing that can guarantee us success is to work very hard.”