The Council of Ibadan Mogajis has urged Governor Seyi Makinde to keep his focus on the good service he is rendering to the people of the state.
The Mogajis who paid a solidarity visit to the governor, said the people of Ibadanland and Oyo State in general are solidly behind the governor’s efforts at developing the nooks and crannies the state.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary(CPS) to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the Mogajis asked the governor not to waiver in his efforts at taking the state to greater heights.
Mogaji Abdujelil Adanla, who spoke on behalf of the council said the governor should not be distracted, adding that his mandate cannot be tampered with or stolen.
Adanla said the Mogajis are solidly behind the Makinde-led administration, urging him to remain committed to delivering the dividends of democracy to the state.
The Mogajis also displayed placards with various inscriptions such as “Say no to Colonialism in Democracy,” “Our mandate is not for sale,” amongst others.
Speaking, Makinde appreciated the Mogajis for their love and support towards his administration.
He assured the people of Oyo State that the mandate they gave to him would not be stolen by anybody.
His words: It is pleasing seeing the Mogajis. Those who are willing to shake our mandate should note that this is Oyo State. And as our people say, “Ajisebi Oyo laari, Oyo kii se bi enikan” (Oyo is perpetually a Pacesetter, it doesn’t imitate anyone).
“The Appellate Court judgement has nothing to do with the will and mandate given to me by the people. So, there is no need for people to entertain fear.
“The margin of defeat in the March 9 Governorship election is too wide for anybody to overlook.”
He asked the people of of the state to remain law-abiding and go on with their lawful businesses.
The governor further said his administration would not relent in its effort to better the lives of the people the state through the provision of social amenities.
The Mogajis who were present during the visit include Mogaji Abass Oloko, Mogaji Kobomoje; Mogaji Olasomi Ademola, Mogaji Elekuro; Mogaji Adanla Jelili, Mogaji Oko-Are; Mogaji Ifalere Fagbenro, Mogaji Oke-Odo; Mogaji Musibau Dada, Mogaji Dada-Adeoyo and Mogaji Olawale Oladoja, Mogaji Akinsola, Labinran quarters.