Election 2023: Group Felicitate with Governor Seyi
The Strategic Prayer Group (SPG), felicitate with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on his re-election during the governorship election conducted on March 18, 2023.
In a statement signed by the coordinator of the group, Dr Olatunde Oladoyinbo and made available to Journalists by the media and Public Relations Officer of the group, Pastor Ayotunde Ayodiran, the group described Governor Seyi Makinde’s victory at the polls as an act of God and an answer to the prayers of the people of God.
The group stressed that this victory is not the handiwork of any particular person or group but that of God and that all glory should be attributed to God who is the only one that is worthy of it.
While reiterating that though the first term of Governor Seyi Makinde in Oyo State was characterized by many laudable projects and policies that sought to make the life of the people of Oyo state better than it was when he came in as a governor, his victory wouldn’t have been like this if God was not involved.
“Yes the governor did very well in his first 4 years with his projects such as roads construction and infrastructural developments and policies like payment of salaries to workers and pensioners. But His success at the polls wouldn’t have been seamless like that but the bible says in Proverbs 21:31 that the horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory is of the Lord”. The group said.
The group urged the governor to be magnanimous in victory by extending hands of fellowship to all and never see anyone as a political enemy because he is now the governor of all, both that of his supporters and oppositions. And also not to joke with prayers to God.
The entire members of SPG are so happy that the election in Oyo State was largely violent free, an indication that there is a God in heaven that still answers prayers provided there are people who can call on Him in prayers.
Our democracy is really on course and Oyo State actually lived up to her name of the Pacesetter State, setting the pace for others to follow especially as it has to do with conduct and participation in a free, fair and credible election. No one was intimated or coerced to express their electoral choices at the polls.
“I give kudos to the people for exercising their civic responsibility in a peaceful civil and orderly manner.
Once again, on behalf of SPG, i want to congratulate Governor Seyi Makinde on his re-election as the Governor of Oyo state and also call on him hit the ground running in ensuring that he improve on his first term achievements because the reward for this second term is more work. God will grant him the wisdom, grace and enablement needed to run the office in Jesus name.
SPG is a special prayer group specifically put in place to consistently and constantly pray for the success of the governor and the government of Oyo state under the leadership of Engr. Seyi Makinde and it members Christians, drawn from different denominations, backgrounds and professional callings.