CONTINUING his series of thank you visits, Oyo governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, met with Governor Abiola Ajimobi towards evolving a shared vision for the development of the State.
The interaction held at government house, Ibadan, saw Makinde point to the imperative of tapping from the experience of Ajimobi in governance as well as both of them working towards having a prosperous state of fairness, justice and equity.
Makinde averred that following his election as governor, political exchanges with the incumbent had to take the back seat and that the business of governance now had to be on the front burner.
Furthermore, he prayed that Ajimobi made the transition process smooth.
“Electioneering is over, there were certain things we said during the process that is political talk. Now, it is time for serious business.
“I want to give the assurance that our State is dear to all of us hence we threw our hat in the ring. You have done your part for the State and you have tried your best.
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“If you remember we once had a meeting and I said I will like to share in your vision if you were going to hand over to me. Here we are and the position remains the same. We need to have a shared vision of how was want our state to develop.
“I have come to let you know that I want us to make the transition as smooth as possible and to give the people the assurance that we have the same vision which is to see the prosperity of Oyo state,” Makinde said.
Makinde was accompanied on the visit by his deputy, Mr Rauf Olaniyan; Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo State, Mr Omokunmi Mustapha; spokesperson, Seyi Makinde Campaign Organisation, Mr Dotun Oyelade; Director General of the campaign organisation, Mr Bayo Lawal; businessman, Mr Femi Babalola; former Senate deputy Chief Whip, Hosea Agboola, among other PDP members.
In his remarks, Ajimobi admonished Makinde to be wary of praise singers, avoid acrimony and leverage on rather than destroy relationships.