By Ogunwoye Samson Gbemiga, A Member of GSM Advocates.
To the children of Israelites, Egypt was a place of servitude and suffering, but when they cried out louder to the Almighty, he sent Moses to take the people out of the wood to the promised land. Oyo State was once in Egypt under a merciless ruler, but the people also cried out and God sent a Seyi Makinde in 2019 to take them to the promised land.
In the olden days of Egypt in Oyo State, pensioners were considered dead people as they had no support from the government, our tertiary institutions were always moving from one crisis to another, salary earners were living like slaves in the land, lecturers were treated with total disdains while markets women were looked down upon without sympathy, even little children in the elementary schools were forced out by the calamitous policy of APC administration to protest on street, corruption, and injustice were at their peak as nobody dared to challenge the Pharaoh, “Constituted Authority” and his legions.
The Lord Almighty saw our conditions and answered our prayers by sending us Oluwaseyi the son of Makinde. Since he came, the salary earners smile to the bank every 25th of the month. Free education is flourishing in the state while our tertiary institutions are back on their feet. Our aged pensioners have become our pride while infrastructural development soared higher across all the regions in the State. Corruption was tamed while transparency became the order of the day as Internal Revenue Generation witnessed unbelievable records. Oyo State came back to the status of “Pace Setter” as the state became the reference point of Good Governance.
Yet, the darkest agents in the opposition are not happy with this great lip and they are trying harder to thwart the progress. They surely know that Seyi Makinde is entrenched in the heart of every well-meaning son and daughter of Oyo State, and they have decided to take us back to the dark ages of “Wetie” by attempting assassination of the Lord’s Chosen and People’s Love, Engr. Seyi Makinde, but the fervent prayers of the people of Oyo State foiled their efforts.
With the speed Oyo State is going under Makinde, it becomes obvious that the State will surpass Lagos State in terms of employment opportunities and internal revenue generation in the nearest future. You remember the recently concluded National Sports Festival in Asaba, Oyo State led all the states in Southwest including Lagos State. Makinde knows that it is not all about the population but proper management of the people and resources.
In spite of the fact that the Israelites left Egypt, Pharaoh, and his armies were still after them until Almighty did the final condemnation in the Red Sea. Oyo State was on its way to unprecedented greatness under Makinde but the agents of darkness acting as oppositions are trying every possible attempt to send the State back to the dark old days by attempting the assassination of our Moses in Igangan but they have failed.
Just like Almighty condemned Pharaoh and his legion to total damnation in the Red Sea, the people of Oyo State will relegate all agents of darkness by voting Seyi Makinde for a second term in the near general election. Just like the Lord said to Moses, Oyo people are telling Makinde today that “the opposition you are seeing today, you shall see them no more after March 11 Election”. No amount of machinations can stop Oyo State’s progress as Makinde will definitely lead us to the promised land.
To the agents of darkness who are throwing arrays of arrows from their hidden places in the attempt to take Oyo State back to the days of anarchy, they may think that they are not known but nothing is hidden under the earth’s surface, the weight of the law is by their doorstep knocking rigorously and if they don’t repent, the law itself will bring them to book as they shall be fished out and dealt with. Just like the Romans said If God is with Makinde, who can stand against him? Nobody!
Ogunwoye Samson Gbemiga
Iresapupa, Surulere LG,