Ondo Assembly election signposts people’s trust in my govt, says Akeredolu
• Urges elected APC, PDP legislators to make laws in state’s interests
• Group seeks zoning of N’Assembly Deputy Speaker’s position to state
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that Saturday’s polls in the state were an affirmation of the confidence reposed in his government by the people.
Akeredolu, while describing as impressive the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the 18 local councils of the state, said that the people spoke with one voice.
The governor reiterated his unwavering commitment to the service of the state and its people, noting that the outcome of the election is a challenge for rededication to service in the interest of the people.
He urged the elected 26 members of the House Assembly to allow the interest of the state and the people to be their guiding principles, adding that electing lawmakers at the state level is crucial to sustenance of good governance.
“Politics is merely a vehicle for service. Our service must now reflect the interest of the people devoid of political sentiments.
“I congratulate the APC for a wonderful outing. Much as we savour this enthralling moment, the real victory belongs to the people and those who sacrificed their time and energy for the successful conduct of the election,” the governor said.
Akeredolu, however, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the security agencies and other stakeholders who contributed, in no small measure, to the successful conduct of the election.
MEANWHILE, a group, the Ondo State Youth Coalition for Good Governance, Justice, Equity and Fairness, yesterday, called for zoning of the National Assembly Deputy Speaker’s position to South-West, Ondo State in particular.
The group, which made the appeal at its stakeholders’ meeting in Akure, the state capital, urged leadership of the APC and the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, to consider the state for the post.
Coordinator of the group, Akinseye Akindurotoye, while ascertaining the reason why it should be the turn of the state, referenced the contributions of Akeredolu to actualisation of the Southern presidency.
Akindurotoye said that with experienced and ranking members in the state, Ondo remained the one of the states in the region yet to produce any principal officer in the lower chamber.