The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has promised residents of Oke Ogun that his administration will continue to protect their interests.
The governor also assured the residents who comprised Atisbo, Saki West, Saki East, Oorelope, Irepo, and Olorunsogo Local Government Areas that the state will complete the Saki-Ogbooro-Igboho Road, which it conceived in due course.
Makinde stated this on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, at a town hall meeting held at the Saki Parapo Hall, Saki.
He said, “Regarding the presidential election; someone said I should speak out but that time has not come. One day is a long time in politics. I know what he wants me to say, he wants me to say whom we will support in the presidential election.
“Let me tell you that we are still talking and politics is a game of interests. By the grace of God, I will still be the governor in the next four years, but there are many appointments at the federal level. If Oyo State’s interest is not protected; you know I cannot be governor and minister at the same time, it is some of you. But I am in the best position today to project and protect the interest of all of us.
“So, we are still talking. It is not yet time and it has a reason. But I plead with you; the federal election will not hang in the air, the polling units to wards to local government to states make up the federal level. So, our work is really from the grassroots. Let us go to our polling units, wards and organise ourselves at the local government levels. At the state level, we will do everything within our power.”
In his speech, the Okere of Saki, Oba Olabisi, lauded the governor over the various projects he had executed in Saki and other parts of Oke Ogun.
He added that the area had never had it so good under any administration, declaring that Oke Ogun would always be grateful to the governor.