The newly elected Local Government Chairmen in Ogun State have been charged them to be magnanimous and implement people-oriented projects and programmes.
Chairman of the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Mr. Babatunde Osibodu gave this advice while issuing them certificates in Abeokuta on Monday.
Following their victory at the poll in the just concluded 2021 Local Government elections in Ogun State, all the 20 Chairmen-Elect have been issued Certificates of Return with a call to see their victory as triumph for the people.
Osibodu however urged them to be diligent, listen to the people and work to protect their interest. “Even though you have won the contest and have been congratulated, the ideal time for such should be at the end of your tenure when the people will decide whether you merit the congratulations or not.
“I enjoin you to implement people–oriented projects and programmes, the people have put you there to work and serve them, not to lord it over them. Be gracious to your constituents and those who contested against you.
“It is not because you are better than them that you have succeeded, it is the grace of God, don’t allow success get to your head, remember, it is only a three-year tenure, before you subject yourselves to the people’s verdict.”
Speaking, Chairman-Elect, Sagamu Local Government, Hon. Olashile Odulate promised to deliver good governance, saying his administration would focus on security, agriculture and infrastructure, as well as complement the on-going projects of the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
Odulate appreciated the governor for supporting the call by the President, Mohammadu Buhari for autonomy of local government, as it would go a long way in helping them fully execute their blueprint and develop the community more, charging the youth to be resolute in pursuing their dreams and aspirations.
Responding, the Chairman-Elect, Remo North Local Government, Adedapo Odunsi, appreciated OGSIEC and the people for the peaceful conduct of the poll, promising not to let them down.