A prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Eburu of Iba, Oba (Prof) Adekunle Adeogun Okunoye Oyedeji II has tasked political office holders, especially those who have just emerged to serve the people with the fear of God.
The monarch in his congratulatory message to the President elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other newly elected political office holders, enjoined the newly elected political office holders to rule without fear or favour but serve the people whole heartedly.
He said the results of the last presidential and National Assembly elections showed that the will of the masses still prevail, hence the need to do well while in office.
He said “the results of the last Saturday’s election showed clearly that the masses cannot be taken for granted by those elected to serve them. Therefore, there’s the need for those at the helm of affairs should strive to do well while in office as nothing lasts forever.”
“Nothing lasts forever in life. There is the time to hold public office and the time to vacate. Our political office holders should be guided by this golden rule of life. Everyone in position of authority must always be mindful of tomorrow and they should be careful with what they do with their today,” he stated.
The monarch who is also a renowned educational administrator and academic of international repute urged the incoming President to focus on the welfare of the people, improve on the education sector and engage youths for viable development.
He also stressed the need for infrastructural development in all parts of the country, just as he urged the President elect to extend olive branch to all his co-contestants in the interest of the country’s development.
Also, the monarch commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ensuring a free, fair and credible election in all parts of the country.
He said the election showed the will of the masses and demonstration of the fact that power belongs to the people and it is transient.