The Association of Local Government of Nigeria(ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, has congratulated the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on his victory at the Suppreme Court.
In a statement signed by the ALGON chairman in the State, Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, the body said a battle must be fought and won but the winner must be magnanimous in victory.
ALGON urged the governor to see his victory at the apex court as a victory for the people of the state and not to a section of the people.
“The recipe of the electoral storm is over in Oyo State with the judgement of the Supreme Court which affirmed Your Excellency’s election as the Governor of Oyo State. The ALGON Oyo State Chapter congratulates you on your legal victory at the Apex Court.
“No doubt, battle must be fought and won but the winner must also be magnanimous in victory. In the spirit of sportsmanship, your Excellency must see your victory as victory for the people of Oyo State and not to a section of people, based on political, religious or tribal affiliations, as a father to all.
“Your Excellency must be ready to accept constructive criticism as no government can be long secure without a formidable opposition and guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism and loyalists.
“Without the supremacy of rule of law, which your Excellency is one of the beneficiaries, our Society will be worst for it, as the rule of men will reign supreme. It will not therefore be out of place, to right the wrong of the past by your administration, to obeying the subsisting judgement of the Oyo State High Court and the Supreme Court judgement which prohibit the State Governors from dissolving democratically elected Chairmen and reverse your order of dissolution of local government,” the statement said.
The chairmen wished the governor a successful tenure of office and pray for divine wisdom for him in piloting the affairs of the pace setter state.