A Senior Special Assistant to the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has said that the votes of women in the state contributed significantly to his boss’ victory in the August 9 governorship election.
Oyintiloye said that women in Osun State had helped in the deepening of electioneering processes as well as the entrenchment of the democratic rule.
The governor’s aide described the women as the cornerstone of the state’s democracy and economy.
Oyintiloye spoke on Thursday at the 2014 Women League Anniversary of St. Mark’s African Church, Diocese of Ijesa, Esa-Oke, in the Obokun Local Government Area of the state.
He assured women in the state that Aregbesola’s administration would continue to ensure that they had sufficient access to key resources such as education, health, empowerment and human capacity development.
Assuring them that their interest was paramount to the government, Oyintiloye said that was the reason Aregbesola’s government had established the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs in order to efficiently handle issues relating to women and children.
Oyintiloye, therefore, called on the women to reciprocate the governor’s gesture by continuing to give his administration their support.