Forgive, reconcile with all your opponents-Olu Itori tells LG boss

The Olu of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Akorede Akamo has encouraged the newly inaugurated Chairman of Ewekoro Local Government of Ogun State, Mr Adesina Sikiru, to be a statesman and put behind his experiences during build-up to his emergence.

Doing that, he maintained, is act which the chairman needs to move on and push the local government away from its past, adding that true leaders world over are blessed with a large heart with which they manage human resources around them.

Oba Akamo was said to have made the remark while hosting Sikiru, who led members of his cabinet and leadership of the All Progressives Party (APC) to his palace shortly after his first day in office during which he met with career officers for the take-off of his administration.

Speaking with TheTabloid.net, the traditional ruler disclosed that he admonished the chairman that leaders were leaders because they stomach a lot of things which can cause problem for their administrations, saying that ability to maintain reservation makes a good and result-oriented leader.

“I told him that one of the things he needs to do in that regard is to first forgive and reconcile with those who stood between him and victory during the process. I told him such experience has always been an important part of politics.

“I also told him to organize a meeting with all traditional rulers and Baales in the local government for a round-table talk to reconcile everybody because unity is key to progress any leader wants to achieve.

“And I am confident that he will succeed because he has already shown the sign with the change in our Post Office Box from Ifo to Ewekoro now. I can say that we are in for a golden era. God shall help me achieve his objectives,” he prayed.

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The Olu Itori also commended the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun for walking his talk and ensured peace reigned before, during and after the local government elections in the state. He, in addition, appreciated the governor for the ongoing construction work on the Palace Way, a road which, he said, had been starved of attention in the past 15 years.

“Governor Dapo Abiodun MFR has proved to be a blessing to this town, and we shall all stand by him, come rain, come shine. Honour is reciprocal; he does not treat Itori matter with levity. This road is one of the evidences. I thank him for more success as he also touches other local government across the state,” he noted.

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