Abiola Ajimobi, outgoing Governor of Oyo State, on Thursday hosted Seyi Makinde, governor-elect of Oyo State, at the Government House.
Makinde, in the company of other politicians in Oyo State, paid a courtesy visit to the Governor.
During the meeting, Makinde pointed to the importance of tapping from the experience of Ajimobi in governance, as well as working together towards having a prosperous state where fairness, justice and equity reigns.
His words: “Electioneering is over, there were certain things we said during the process that is political talk. Now, it is time for serious business.
“I want to give the assurance that our state is dear to all of us hence we threw our hat in the ring. You have done your part for the state and you have tried your best.
“If you remember we once had a meeting and I said I will like to share in your vision if you were going to hand over to me. Here we are and the position remains the same. We need to have a shared vision of how we want our state to develop.
“I have come to let you know that I want us to make the transition as smooth as possible and to give the people the assurance that we have the same vision which is to see the prosperity of Oyo State.”
In his remarks, Governor Ajimobi admonished Makinde to be wary of praise singers, avoid acrimony and leverage on rather than destroy relationships.
Makinde, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeated Adebayo Adelabu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Makinde polled 515,621 votes to defeat Adelabu, who polled 357,982 votes in the March 9 governorship election in the state.
Expressing delight on the occasion, Ajimobi wrote on Twitter: “Earlier today, Oyo State’s Governor-Elect, my brother Engr. Seyi Makinde, paid me a courtesy visit at the Government House.”