Don’t Shy Away From Politics – Makinde Charges Christians
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has called on men and women of integrity not to shy away from participating in politics so as to sanitize the system.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicates that the governor gave the charge at a thanksgiving service with members of the Omorege Dynasty, the Governor’s maternal family, over his electoral victory.
The Governor stated that the involvement of persons of integrity in politics would enhance good governance and promote sanity in the political environment.
He noted that participating in politics would not take heaven from men and women with integrity and honesty, but would help to clean up the nation’s political space.
According to the statement, Governor Makinde admonished Christians and people with honesty and integrity, to get involved in politics, noting that the journey would not be easy, but God would take them to where He intended.
Earlier, Venerable C.O. Osinyemi, who spoke on the topic: “Indices of acceptable service,” urged Governor Makinde to serve with honesty and integrity with a view to adding value to the lives of the people.
On the entourage of Governor Makinde were his wife, Ominni, Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin and some members of the OYHA; chairman of the State Advisory Council, Senator Hosea Agboola, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Funmi Orisadeyi and Commissioner for Environment, Kehinde Ayoola.