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Editor's note: In this article, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), King Okuneye, explains how Governor Makinde's exceptional leadership transformed the party in the southwest.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has no doubt won the heart of both the young and old in and outside politics across the divide with noiseless but purposeful rejig of Nigeria's polity, through sincere Infrastructural remold of the state and other enviable feats.
He is one of the few governors in Nigeria today and most especially in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) doing great things, by changing the political landscape with genuine people-oriented policies and actions.
I make bold to say that I am glad a thoroughbred model of Yoruba 'Omoluabi' has indeed emerged, our youths have no excuse not to do the right thing even in face of intimidation and political gerrymandering, common SM did it, so you can.
Clearly, dissident like former governor Ayodele Fayose who all through his tenure never allowed fair process in the polity, has met his match and thoroughly dazed by someone who is here to ensure what is right at all times, that person is none other than SM.
Indeed Fayose intends to force his will on the party as in times past but SM upholds the sanctity of the party's constitution, firmly like a trained advocate of justice.
When the numbers are counted in the political circle, SM holds the ace, the Igangan in Ibarapa community Fulani herdsmen/farmers clash is a case that signals he is a governor that does what is right, cares less about whose ox is gored.
Seyi Makinde (SM) as he is fondly called by both his admirers, followers and even detractors, will leave no stone unturned to restore the glory of PDP, he clearly blazes the trails when we talk of somebody in politics to serve, unlike a few persona non-granta in the southwest all out for greed laced pecuniary gains alone.
Going by his antecedents, I am totally convinced and hereby state my resolve of pledging my maximum support and unwavering commitment to our party symbol- Engineer Seyi Makinde.
I am privy to a high-level parley of our party where the brand of Seyi Makinde's politicking was adjured as a very unique sample of qualitative leadership that is worthy of emulation and when push comes to shove, I am confident that the role he played in repositioning the glory of Yoruba people and restoring their self-esteem in the face of deliberate political alienation will be celebrated.
All hail our model of 'Omo Yoruba Atata (meaning a Yoruba child with charisma). Seeing through him we can keep hope alive.
Wale Akinola is a passionate journalist and researcher. He works as a senior political/current affairs editor at Legit.ng. He holds both B.A and Master’s degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media. He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.