The Chairman of Ondo State Council of Obas, and the Olugbo of Ugboland, Oba Frederick Obateru Akinruntan, has urged governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, to
be magnanimous in victory, following his re-election as the governor of Ondo State.
The monarch who said Akeredolu to see his re-election in the just concluded governorship election in the state as a proof that his leadership style and efforts in developing the state is valued and appreciated by the people of the state.
Oba Akinruntan who stated this in a statement personally signed by him said his victory has demonstrated that the people of the state value the various projects and good work embarked upon by the governor in his three and half years at the helms of affairs in the state.
The monarch who noted that Akeredolu was ordained by God and his steps are God ordained, noting that the victory has put an end to the spurious claims of undemocratic forces who planned to slow down the progressive strides of Akeredolu which he has promised to improve upon his second term in office.
The traditional ruler said the victory of Akeredolu was made possible through the steadfastness of the ever conscious and progressive minded people of Ondo state, saying the opposition would have pulled the wool over the people’s eyes and mislead them at the poll thereby drawing back the hand of development in the state.
He however, advised Akeredolu to be magnanimous in victory and charged him to continue to execute the great plans and vision he has for the state.
He urged the governor to hold firm to his pre- election promises which encouraged the voters to vote for him based on the trust they have in him.
“The Governor of Ondo state is not described as talk and do for nothing. He says what he means and means what he says. He made the good people of Ondo state many promises in his first term and executed them.
“We recall that he said he will construct a flyover at Ore to put an end to the carnage on that busy high way and he executed the project to a logical conclusion visible to every discerning user of that road.
“He has promised the people of Ondo south in the Ilaje axis a Deep Seaport. We are confident more than ever before that the Governor will make this promise a reality.
“It is our joy that in Ilaje nation, our total votes for Akeredolu, which stood at 26,657, was the second largest in Ondo State, a confirmation of our trust in the administration of Akeredolu,” Oba Akinruntan said.
While praying to God to make the second tour of duty of Gov. Akeredolu a hitch free and very successful one, Oba Akinruntan on behalf of the good people of Ugbo land congratulated Akeredolu and wished him well as he commences his second term in office.