Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Monday urged the newly elected council chairmen to see their victory as a call to service.
Ajimobi gave the advice at the swearing-in ceremony for the chairmen of local government and local council development areas held at the House of Chiefs in Ibadan.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 68 Chairmanship and 610 Councillorship seats in the election held on Saturday.
The Chief Judge of the State, Justice Munta Abimbola, administered the oath of office on the chairmen.
“To the newly elected officers, having won at the polls, accept my heartfelt congratulations. Your victory has placed on your shoulders greater responsibilities to the people of Oyo State,” he said.
“I therefore charge you to live up to the true meaning of democracy which is serving the people and observing the true spirit of godliness, which is service to humanity.”
He said the enviable position of the APC–led government had produced another fruit of democracy with the swearing-in of the council chiefs.