Actress, Yetunde Bakare, penned an open letter to politicians in Nigeria, urging them to learn from the leadership qualities of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. Her call comes on the heels of Governor Makinde’s early lead in the just-concluded gubernatorial elections, which has elicited excitement and celebration from his constituents, including a video shared by the actress showing some indigenes of Ibadan trooping out in their numbers in support of the Governor’s re-election bid.

In her letter, Bakare expressed admiration for Governor Makinde, describing him as a good leader loved by his people. She pointed out that his constituents were already jubilating and chanting his name even before the official announcement of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which she believes reflects the importance of being a good leader.

The actress urged Nigerian politicians to emulate Governor Makinde’s leadership style, emphasizing the need for them to start doing the needful without waiting till their tenure is up. She cautioned against complacency and called for accountability, reminding politicians that citizens are not oblivious to their actions and will hold them responsible for their actions.

Bakare’s letter reads:

“Dear Politicians, y’all need to learn from GOV SEYI MAKINDE of OYO STATE, his people love him because he’s a good man, and they started jubilating, chanting his name even before INEC starts counting all the results. Now that you know the citizens know better and they deserve the very best, y’all need to sit tight and do better. Don’t always wait till your tenure is almost over before you start doing the needful in other to use it to contest for 2nd term! We’re not dumb, and we don’t have amnesia, so we’ll always remember everything you do and hold you accountable! Don’t get too comfortable because of today’s win, work for the people as promised, and see how you’ll be accepted with love and no struggles.🙏”

It is hoped that Nigerian politicians will heed the actress’s advice and strive to emulate Governor Makinde’s leadership qualities, which are anchored on good governance, accountability, and responsiveness to the needs of his constituents.