Oyo State Governor declares interest to run for second term

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has officially declared his intention to run for a second term as the state governor in the forthcoming elections.

Makinde, who made the announcement in his bi-monthly newsletter sent out to subscribers every other Thursday evening, noted that they had not done the work of engineering a modern Oyo State in the last three years. He added that the engineers would not complete it until they addressed all issues.

In his last newsletter, the governor had promised to reveal his decision on contesting for a second term in office in his following newsletter.

In my newsletter today, I announced that I have picked up the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for a second term as the elected Governor of the good people of Oyo State. If the good people of Oyo State desire it, we will serve for four more years. pic.twitter.com/RQYyfBPwYI
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) April 7, 2022

Makinde said: “I promised in my last newsletter that I would have decided whether to run again for office by the time you receive this one.

“Sometime last week, I picked up the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for a second term as the elected governor of the good people of Oyo State.
“Yes, I am presenting myself again to serve.

“In the last three years, Oyo State has witnessed unprecedented development in all sectors with no zone left behind. We have worked hard on all the four pillars upon which our Roadmap to speed up development in Oyo State 2019-2023 is built. We are engineering a modern Oyo State.

“But as every engineer would tell you, the work is incomplete until we address all problems.
We believe we have laid a solid foundation to solve the problem of moving the good people of Oyo State from poverty to prosperity.

“We would love an opportunity to build on that foundation.

So now, the ball is once again in your court. If you, the good people of Oyo State, desire it, then we will serve you for four more years,” the governor concluded.

E/Suzan O.

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