…As he vows to run an all inclusive Government
By Nofisat Marindoti
The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has presented the certificate of return to the winner of the September 22nd governorship election which was concluded last week Thursday in the State of Osun, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.
National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun staytes, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, presented the certificate to Oyetola at a ceremony held at the INEC office in Osogbo, the state capital.
In his speech, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Okusegun Agbaje, expressed delight that the election was free, fair and credible.
Agbaje also commended the people of Osun State for the maturity displayed before, during and after the election which he said was successful.
“It is important to point that the successful outcome of the Osun state governorship election would not have been possible without the cooperation of the electorate who came out in their large number to vote for the candidate of their choice.
“This is a vindication of our repeated declaration in the run up to the election that only the people of Osun state with their PVC will decide the winner of the election and not INEC.
“Just like the first round of the governorship election on 22nd September 2018, the supplementary election substantially met global best practices in conduct of the election as adjudged by the vast majority of the stakeholders especially many party leaders in Osun State.”
Meanwhile, the governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola has promised not to disappoint the people of the state who gave him the mandate in September 22 governorship election which was concluded last week Thursday.
Speaking after he was presented with the certificate, Oyetola said the people of Osun will continue to enjoy the benefit of good governance in the state.
Oyetola who vowed to justify the confidence reposed in him by the people of the state, said he would run all inclusive and participatory government.
According to him, “I want to assure the people of the state that I will serve to the best of my ability and I will run all inclusive and participatory government.
“I will always consult majority of stakeholders in the implementation of the policies and programmes that would have positively effect in the lives of the people of the state.
“I will run people’s friendly government. The focus of my administration will be the welfare of the people of the state. We are going to work together to ensure that we justify the confidence people reposed in me.”
Contrary to the claim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyetola maintained that the election which returned him as winner was “seamless, free, fair, credible and violence-free.”
The governor-elect noted that INEC should be commended for conducting a credible election in the state.
He also commended the security agencies for providing security back-up which gave the electorate confidence to come out and exercise their franchise.
Commending Governor Rauf Aregbesola for giving him the opportunity to serve under his administration, Oyetola also appreciated Aregbesola for preparing him for the task ahead.
Oyetola thereby hailed the APC National Working Committee (NWC) led by the National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and the State Executive Committee led by the State Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun.