Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has advised state governors and political office seekers across the country to be focused and not allow second term ambition to derail their present performances in office.
The governor gave the advice while receiving the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi, Mr. Musa Wada into his office in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Wednesday.
He pointed out that there was the need for office-seekers and governors in the country not to allow themselves to be caged by the crave for second term of office but ensure the fulfilment of their electoral promises to the electorate while in office during their first term.
Makinde disclosed that for now, governors and political office seekers in the country should concentrate on their performances and service delivery to the electorate that voted them into office .
“I have seen people coming to me and said I should not do some certain things or take certain decisions because of second term. Those that are interested in second term should wait, at least till 2022. For now, we should do the job the people have committed to our hands and do things that will place Oyo state on the path of greatness.”
According to the governor, the fact remains that the electorate and the people are the sole determinants of the fate of the politicians seeking election into any of the elective offices in the country and that this would be decided through the achievement of such political office seekers while in office for the first term.
“The people are the sole determinants of the fate of the politicians. Fresh term, second term are all linked to what we have for the people. During the first term, you make promises to the people and once you start ticking those boxes, the people can always decide that they want you to come in first and later say they want you to continue,” he said.