Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde says the involvement of persons of integrity in politics would enhance good governance.
The governor stated that participating in politics would not take heaven from men and women with integrity and honesty. Governor Makinde admonished Christians and people with honesty and integrity, to get involved in politics Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has called on men and women of integrity not to shy away from participating in politics, saying that is the only way to sanitize the system.
The governor stated that the involvement of persons of integrity in politics would enhance good governance and promote sanity in the political environment, adding that participating in politics would not take heaven from men and women with integrity and honesty, but would help to clean up the policy.
A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor made the comment at The Cathedral Church of St David, Akure, during a thanksgiving service with members of the Omorege dynasty, the governor’s maternal family, over his electoral victory.
According to the statement, Governor Makinde admonished Christians and people with honesty and integrity, to get involved in politics, noting that the journey would not be easy, but God would take them to where He intended. The governor said:
“The general perception is that a child of God cannot be in politics. My mothers doubted me, and so if people who are not close to me doubt me, I will understand. What matters is to serve the people honestly and serve God through service to humanity. “Today, I have the testimony of being a politician that attained the governorship without a godfather apart from God the Father. I am telling you that participating in politics cannot stop our going to heaven. We need to participate. “Things may not be easy, but God will take you to the top. It was not easy for Joseph but God made him prime minister in Egypt, the most powerful country on earth at that time. Even David that was anointed, it was not easy for him.”
Earlier, Venerable C.O. Osinyemi, who spoke on the topic: “Indices of acceptable service,” charged Governor Makinde to serve with honesty and integrity and ensure that his service adds value to the lives of the people. Governor Makinde recently appointed Mr. Adekanmbi Sunday Ayodele as his executive assistant on persons with disability.
The governor, in the letter of appointment, conveyed to Adekanmbi by his chief of staff, Chief Oyebisi Ilaka, urged the new appointee to work for the upliftment of the status of all persons living with disability in the state. A statement signed by the special assistant on media to the governor, Mr. Moses Alao, indicated that Governor Makinde expressed the hope that Adekanmbi, would discharge his duties with absolute loyalty and dedication.