…says it’s time to imbibe politics without bitterness in Oyo
Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has felicitated with the gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 Election and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Chief Adebayo Adelabu, on the occasion of his 50th birthday anniversary.
The governor through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, gave quality thanks to God for granting Adelabu, the enabling privilege to witness 50th birthday anniversary. He however admonished Mr. Adelabu to his new age as a great responsibility to make meaningful impact on the society.
The governor further admonished Mr. Adelabu to imbibe the attitude of practising Political not traceable to bitterness. He urged him to contribute his quota to the development of the State without recourse for Political gain.
Gov.Makinde added that anyone who reaches the age of 50 has received a call to eldership which brings more responsibilities.
He said: “I celebrate my brother, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the APC in the March 9, 2019, governorship election, in our dear state, on the occasion of his 50th birthday.
“Anyone who lives to celebrate the golden jubilee must see it as a great privilege from God and one should be grateful. It is on this note that I give gratitude to God on behalf of Chief Adelabu.
“Also, a 50th birthday is always celebrated with fanfare, because it is considered a landmark; it is the invitation to becoming a statesman and it confers on one a great respect as well as responsibility.
“I encourage Chief Adelabu to note that this is the time for politicians across all divides in the state to eschew politics of bitterness by freely contributing their quota positively to the developmental efforts of the incumbent administration, since the saying is always right: government comes and government goes but the people always remain.
“I will admonish my brother to, in the spirit of this new age, freely discharge his responsibility to the people by committing himself more to serving humanity and making a meaningful impact on the society.
“It is my expectation that as he clocks 50 and with the responsibilities that come with it, Chief Adelabu will attune his mind to collaborating with the Oyo State Government to return the State to the Pacesetter status it occupied especially in the First and Second Republics.
“As he celebrates his golden jubilee, I pray to God to continue to grant him good health.
“I wish him a very Happy birthday and many happy returns.”