It was a carnival-like event when a sea of heads,broom-wielding supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifon-Osun, headquarters of Orolu Local Government Council Area of the State of Osun, trooped out in a large number without mobilization or invitation, during the sensitization and solidarity rally organized by the Orolu APC last Saturday.
The crowd was mammoth and very orderly during the rally, which was purposely organized to campaign for the re-election bid of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in the August 9 governorship election.
Members of APC and residents of the ancient town were seen dancing and singing against what they called, “fufu agenda”.
It would be recalled that when Senator Iyiola Omisore visited Ifon as part of his electioneering campaign across the state, he promised that every Orolu indigene would be eating seven wraps of Fufu each when he becomes governor.
Indication to show that every Orolu son and daughter recognizes and appreciate good governance, the solidarity rally for Aregbesola started with an endurance trek, where party men and women, as well as members and supporters, commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, drivers, market men and women, students and others took off from Ooye Compound to most major streets in the ancient town through the palace, and terminated at the party secretariat at Ooye Compound.
An APC leader in Orolu Local Government Council Area, Alhaji Kilani Orisawale, while addressing the crowd, described Ogbeni Aregbesola-led administration as an administration that has people as its focus and will not relent its efforts in making life more meaningful for the people of the state.
According to him; “this is the first time the state has been blessed with a governor that has touched lives positively through his unprecedented developmental projects”, adding that Aregbesola’s continuity in office would benefit the people and the entire state beyond expectations.
In a goodwill message, state APC Deputy Treasurer, Prince Adekunle Benson, commended the people of the area for turning out en masse to express their unalloyed support for Ogbeni Aregbesola and the APC, noting that Ifon-Orolu is known for progressive at all times until when PDP rigged the 2003 election. He therefore, urged members and supporters to ensure that they keep their voters’ cards intact, to be able to exercise their rights as voters. Benson also enjoined them not to be deceived by any politician who might want to buy their cards and make them in eligible to vote.
While speaking, Honourable Kamil Oyedele, representing Irepodun/Orolu Constituency at the state parliament, eulogized Ogbeni Aregbesola for his unusual developmental achievements within the last 44 months, saying, only a progressive party can make positive impact on people of the state. Oyedele therefore, advised youths, as leaders of tomorrow, to avoid being used by desperate politicians, who might want to lure them with money. He also advised them to stay away from anything that can tarnish the image of the party, as well