I’ll be first governor to hand over to a successor – Makinde
GOVERNOR Seyi Makinde has vowed to be the first governor of the state to hand over to a successor.
Makinde said this on Saturday at the Inauguration of the 8th President of Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide.
He noted that no governor in the state has ever handed over to his successor after the expiration of his tenure.
“No governor has ever handed over to his successor in this state,
“Baba Lam Adeshina didn’t hand over to his successor.
“Former Governor Ladoja didn’t hand over to former Governor Adebayo Alao Akala.
“Akala didn’t hand over to Abiola Ajimobi and Ajimobi didn’t hand over to me.
“But I’m standing in front of the altar of God, I will be the first governor to hand over to my successor”.
He commended the smooth process that led to the inauguration of the new CAC President.
Makinde pointed out that Nigeria is at a crossroads.
He said priority should be given to ending the crisis of division in the nation.
The governor said these days after saying God made him governor of the Pacesetter State adding that he has no political father.
He also noted that he is not afraid to lose the 2023 general election as he always prepare for any eventuality.
Though he did not mention it, Makinde was reacting to the speculation that he might lose his reelection bid in 2023 following the defection of some of the influential politicians that joined forces with him in the buildup to the 2023 general election.
Recently, former governor Rasheed Adewolu Ladoja and his loyalists collapsed the structure of the Zenith Labour Party in the state to join the All Progressives Congress.
Earlier Senator Olufemi Lanlehin of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC) had left the coalition formed by PDP prior to the 2019 election.