Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, said he has not yet indicated whether he will be running for another term in 2023 or not, as it is too early to be thinking of that for now, appealed to the opposition in the state not to overheat the polity.
Makinde said this during the inauguration of the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission Board (OYSIEC) in Ibadan, the state capital.
He urged politicians not to see elections as war or a do-or-die affair, but allow the will of people to prevail.
“Some parties said they want to unseat me in 2023. It is okay, but I have not indicated the interest to run in 2023, as it is still too early. I may or may not. I have a second address and that is what we want to encourage in our space.
“This board will have free hand. If they want to unseat me, it’s fine; but they should contest and win many councillorship seats as much as possible so that we can know they are really serious. I will encourage them and others to contest in 2023.
“Who knows who is going to be alive in the next hour? We are only sure of this moment. So, they should calm down. Elections should never be war or a do-or-die affair. Election in a democracy should be about the will of the people.”