Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has been announced winner of maiden edition of the Best Performed Nigerian Governor 2020 contest organised by the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria, GCSDN.
GCSDN is an organisation mostly made up of Nigerians in diaspora with chapters in 40 countries and 21 states in the country, and has goals designed to promote security and democracy in Nigeria.
The result was announced on Saturday, 19th December, and had Governor Makinde emerging winner with 9499 votes while Governor Benedict Bengioushuye Ayade of Cross Rivers State came second with 7223 votes, and Delta State Governor, Arthur Okowa came third with 4321 votes, out the 36 sthe Governor of Kebbi State came last with 5 votes followed by the Governor of Niger State who scored 11 votes.
Out of the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory were Nigerians participated, the Governor of Kebbi State came last with 5 votes followed by the Governor of Niger State who scored 11 votes.
Votes were cast based on certain criteria such as infrastructural development, prompt payment of salaries and pensions, respect for human rights , innovation and level of indebtedness.
During his address, the Global Coordinator of the Coalition, Frederick Odorige, said that, “as we criticize the falure of government, we must also appreciate public office holders that are performing well. In doing this, we shall be promoting good governance and encouraging others to improve on their services to Nigerians home and abroad.”