Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde says he became governor through the help of God and without a political father.
Mr Makinde said he was ready to leave the position in 2023 if that was the people’s will. He made the statement at the Pan Yoruba Congress held at Mapo Hall, Ibadan.
“As I stand before you, if I am being asked to leave the seat as the governor, I do not have a pin to go and pick in my office in Secretariat,” he said.
“I go there with my bag and go back to my house with my bag. I made a commitment to the people of Oyo State to serve them.
“So, I am not bothered about the position but bothered about the welfare, development and growth of Oyo State and Yorubaland in general.”
Speaking further, Makinde said, “Let me tell you here today. I don’t have a political father. It was God who made me governor and not human being. I fear only God and not any human. No matter how powerful a man is, I cannot fear him.
“I contested election in 2007, 2011 and 2015 but failed and when it is time for God to make me a governor, he made me.
“If the people of the state decided that they don’t want me again, I will only take my bag and leave because I don’t have a pin in the office.”