The Chairmanship candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Oluyole Local Government, Akeem Olatunji has said that the newly installed Jagunmolu of Ondo Kingdom, Governor Seyi Makinde only received recognition for his display of rare courage, selflessness and resilience against antidemocratic forces.
While congratulating the governor over his new coveted chieftaincy title, Olatunji noted that Makinde’s contributions to deepening democracy and fight against injustice and inequality within the nation’s political landscape.
The former Publicity Secretary of PDP in Oyo state made this known in a press statement on Sunday November 12.
He said Makinde’s approach to governance and leadership which has continued to earn him accolades and recognitions both locally and internationally clearly espoused his depth of understanding of the political dynamics and the need to place the people at the centre of all government policies and programs.
In his words: “Our chieftaincy system intertwines traditional power structures with political dynamics and it allows traditional rulers to exert considerable influence over their domains which underscores the significance of Governor Seyi Makinde’s Jagunmolu’s title.”
Recall that the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Adesinbo Kiladejo had on Friday installed Governor Seyi Makinde as the Jagunmolu of Ondo Kingdom in recognition of his contributions to deepening democracy and good governance in Nigeria.
Furthermore, Olatunji in his statement disclosed that “as a prominent figure within the Nigerian political and democratic system, Makinde’s chieftaincy readily resonates across multiple spheres of south west politics.
“Firstly, it acts as a unifying force among different communities and ethnic groups which also foster cohesion and cooperation in an otherwise culturally diverse geopolitical zone.
“Additionally, the chieftaincy upholds cultural traditions and values that are integral to the identity of people within the South West who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields.
“We, the political disciples of Governor Makinde’s Omititun political dynasty feel extremely privileged to be around this great man of immense intelligence and humane disposition to life. Being associated with him alone gives us leverage as his political followers even outside the shores of Oyo state and we pray for more of such highly coveted recognition.