We’ll vote equity, fairness, justice – Makinde
From Stella Obi, Ibadan
GOVERNOR Seyi Makindehas said that the people of Oyo State would vote for equity, fairness, justice, and unity of Nigeria in the presidential election.
Makinde stated this in his remarks during the visit of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in Ibadan, on Thursday.
He explained that as governor of Oyo State, he does not play politics with governance, noting that the government always put the people first as opposed to party affiliation.
Makinde opined that if Nigeria is to progress, citizens must evolve a system that includes inclusivity, fairness, justice and equity in how the country is run.
In his remarks, the presidential candidate of theAll-Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu said his vision was to become the president of a united Nigeria.
Tinubu said the visit was to honourMakinde, intimate him of his visions and plans for the country, canvass for votes among the people of the state and solicit the support of Makinde and the state to realise his presidential ambition.
The APC presidential candidate, in his remarks, lauded Makinde for being a lucky individual to be part of the history of a great state like Oyo State, adding that national politics should be devoid of ethnic sentiments.
He maintained that his aspiration is to become the next president of a united and secured Nigeria, while assuring that the APC rally in the state would be peaceful and orderly, devoid of any crisis.
According to him, “I am aspiring to become the president of a united, one country, Nigeria, and for that sake, political divide and separation must be clearly out of our way.
Meanwhile Southwest traditional rulers have endorsed the presidential candidate for All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, saying he has the qualification to succeed President MuhammaduBuhari.
The closed-door meeting was presided by Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Thursday, in Ibadan
A communique issued at the end of the meeting by the Director-General of the Conscience of Yoruba Nation, Abagun Kole Omololu, stated that the royal fathers expressed satisfaction with the briefings of Tinubu on his aspiration, acknowledging Tinubu’s solid democratic credentials and unwavering commitment to the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria.
The monarchs, however, renewed their faith in the steady democratic growth of the country and reiterated their belief that equity and justice are prerequisites for unity, peace, progress and prosperity.