- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state expressed his emotional feelings for his late father, Olatunbosun Makinde, on Thursday, July 7
- Olatunbosun Makinde was a well-known teacher turned accountant before his death 10 years ago in Ibadan
- Governor Makinde, in his emotional state, expressed confidence that his father was shining in heaven as he shined while on earth
Pa Olatunbosun Makinde was a well-known teacher turned accountant in Ibadan before his death 10 years ago.
I live by your memory and legacy - Makinde writes tribute to late father
Governor Makinde, in his tribute on his verified Twitter page, recalled the memories and legacies his father left behind that he keeps following 10 years after his death.
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Makinde, in his emotional state, expressed optimism that his father was shining in heaven as he shined when he was alive.
Full letter of Governor Makinde to his late father
The governor wrote:
It has been 10 years since you left us to rest in the blossom of our dear Lord.
We continue to find comfort in the cherished memories and the legacy you left for us.
We will forever be grateful for the times we shared and know that you are shining in heaven as you did on earth.
We celebrate you today and always, dad. Continue to rest in perfect peace.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Makinde and his deputy, Olaniyan, started their rift barely two years after their inauguration in 2019 Olaniyan complained
Makinde's style of leadership in the state and that he was being sidelined in the running of the state's affairs.
The deputy governor was the governorship aspirant of the SDP and stepped down for Makinde after aligning with PDP ahead of the 2019 governorship election in Oyo.
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Also, he recalled that Makinde chose who would be his running mate in the 2023 general elections.
As a rude surprise to many, Governor Makinde chose Barrister Bayo Lawal, one of his appointees.
The Oyo governor, by this rather strange move, has dumped his deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, in his gubernatorial ambition.