I’ve broken glass ceiling for Oyo youths, says Makinde on election victory

I’ve broken glass ceiling for Oyo youths, says Makinde on election victory
March 22
08:59 2023

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says with his re-election, he has broken the glass ceiling preventing youths in the state from attaining the heights they desire.

Makinde spoke on Tuesday during a victory celebration at Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo.

The event was organised by Dotun Sanusi, owner of the resort.

Makinde won the Oyo governorship election with 563,756 votes, while Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was second, polling 256,685 votes.


Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord Party came a distant third with 38,357 votes.

Makinde said his re-election was aided by certain “circumstances”, coupled with his sterling performance in office.

He assured the people of the state that his administration would not discriminate on the basis of religion, ethnicity, and political affiliations in the distribution of democratic dividends.


“The task ahead is to continue the good work and take our people from poverty to prosperity,” he said.

‘We will not discriminate against those who did not support us. This will be a government for the people of Oyo state and the progress of Oyo state.

“I want our youngsters to take notice of this. There is no more glass ceiling in Oyo state. Seyi Makinde has broken all glass ceilings.

“I have broken the glass ceiling for the youngsters in the state. Our young ones can now attain whatever position they desire.”


The governor thanked Sanusi for organising the party and appreciated other stakeholders that contributed to his victory.

Also speaking, Sanusi said he turned down offers to support Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, against Bola Tinubu, president-elect, and Makinde.

“I was called to support Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate during the presidential election, but I insisted on supporting Senator Bola Tinubu of APC who is now the president-elect,” he said.

“I also stood my ground that I would support Makinde’s re-election. They said Makinde will not win because he refused to support Atiku.


“But I was sure he would emerge because his performance was unprecedented during his first term as the governor of the state.”



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