Oyo state governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi on Thursday urged the state Governor-elect Engineer Seyi Makinde to “beware of praise singers and sycophants and to sustain the peace and security that his administration had enthroned in the last eight years.”
Governor Ajimobi stated this when the Governor-elect visited him at the Oyo state Government House, Agodi, Ibadan during a courtesy visit to him.
The governor pointed out that with the visit, the Governor-elect had demonstrated that he was of noble character and that his action was an indication that the interest of the state was paramount to him.
“We will be available to you should you need our advice. You should look at the areas we have done well and sustain it and in the areas we have not, please adjust it. We have always been brothers and I believe you deserve it. We should sustain this spirit we have started with.” he said.
Governor Ajimobi added that the Governor elect should “beware of praise singers and sycophants,” saying, ” It is always better to leverage on relationship instead of dwelling in acrimonies. Elections have been won and lost and we should forget all acrimonies that attended the elections.”.
He stressed that “the peace and security that we have established must be sustained and I know you as a man of peace who is not criminally inclined. I commend you for coming and for me it is a reflection of your kind of person. You are of noble character,”
The Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde in his address said the visit was to see the governor firsthand since the conclusion of the elections, as that the incoming administration would be requiring the help of the incumbent in the interest of the state.
“The visit is to see you firsthand since the end of the election. We will require your help. Electioneering is over and certain things that we might have said were just for the campaign talks, but now is the time to face reality” he said.