The Oyo State Chapter of the Association of Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria, OMPAN, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and other stakeholders for the successful conduct of the 2019 general elections.
The association also congratulated the Governor-elect in the state, Engineer Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, the Deputy Governor-elect, Engr. Femi Olaniyan, federal and state lawmakers for their respective electoral victories.
This was conveyed through a press statement signed by the state Chairman of the Association, Mr. Remi Oladoye and made available to journalists by its Public Relations Officer, Dare Adeniran. In the statement, the group appealed to politicians not to encourage any form of violence that may disturb the peace being enjoyed in the state.
“There have been rumours of violence in Ibadan and other parts of the state, we are imploring the police and other concerned agencies not to spare any one influencing any unholy act no matter how highly placed.”
The Association went further to implore Engr. Seyi Makinde to learn from the mistakes of his predecessor and make necessary amendments in order to make his tenure a remarkable one, with good governance and balanced appointments and distribution of projects across rural and urban parts of the state.
“Your consistency and advocacy for a better society through your philanthropic gestures and support for the less-privileged in your immediate environment gave you an edge over others in the just concluded gubernatorial election. We therefore implore you to use your new position to do more, by developing the people and the state. And at the same time be conscious of the need to make people the central focus of your administration, in order not to betray the confidence reposed in you by the electorate, who chose you as the preferred candidate for the job,” the statement reads.