A body of renowned Ibadan indigenes who are into professional media practice, Ibadan Mega Voice (IMV) has congratulated Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde over his electoral victory in the just concluded governoship election in the state.
IMV in a statement shared with OYO NEWS and signed by its President, Comrade Kola Olomide, described Makinde’s victory as God’s ordained and charged the Governor not to forget to fulfill all the promises he made to the electorates during electioneering period.
Olomide commended Makinde for being a good ambassador of Ibadanland and governing the state with human face. He urged the Governor to make sure that the second term is much better than the first.
IMV president advised the Governor to look inward and make amends on some of the areas people complained about in his first term, stressing that nobody is perfect but could be made better.
Meanwhile, Comrade Olomide also congratulated Chief Teslim Folarin of the APC and Chief Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord Party for their courage, commitment and efforts in deepening the democratic process.
Olomide commended them for displaying good sportsmanship spirit by congratulating the Governor and enjoined them never to relent as their own time will soon come. He stated that these other contestants should acknowledge that only God gives power to whoever he wills and whenever he deems fit. Olomide advised the two Ibadan chiefs to continue making Ibadan, Oyo State and Nigeria at large proud.
In the meantime, IMV also extended its congratulatory messages to one of its professional colleagues, Waheed Akintayo popularly called Ilumoka, who won election to represent Oluyole state constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly.
Ilumoka is a popular broadcast journalist whose experience across different media houses starting from Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) to Fresh FM in Ibadan, spans over a decade.
Comrade Olomide charged Ilumoka to be a good ambassador of IMV and youths entirely in the hallowed chamber of the Oyo State House of Assembly. He extended the greetings to other Ibadan indigenes who also won election to represent different constituencies across the ancient city.
He appealed to those who did not win and feel aggrieved over the election results to explore the judicial process rather than taking law into their hands.
Olomide reminded them that Ibadanland is one big family “and politics should not be allowed to divide us.” He enjoined them to work together and move Ibadan forward.