All religions will be given due recognition – Seyi Makinde
Oyo State Governor-elect, Mr. Seyi Makinde has reiterated his promise not to favour a religion above others in his administration.
Mr Makinde stated this while addressing congregation after today’s Jumat service held at Ibadan Central Mosque, Ojaba.
The Governor-elect, who said the honour he has for Islam and the Muslims necessitated the Thank-You visit which was the first to any religious centre after his victory at the polls, noted that all religions and their adherents would be given due recognition in his government.
Mr Makinde said since campaigns and elections were over, he would ensure that the people benefit from the new government irrespective of affiliation to any political party.
The Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Abdul-Ganiy Agbotomokekere, who prayed for the governor-elect, urged people to cooperate with the incoming government to enhance a successful administration.
The dignitaries at the Jumat service included the deputy-governor elect, Mr Rauf Olaniyan and Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta, Alhaji Daud Akinola.
Our correspondent reports that it was hectic for the convoy of the governor-elect to pass through roads in some major areas in Ibadan as residents trooped out in scores hailing Mr Seyi Makinde.