Osun Politics

Osun 2018: Oyetola Assures Inclusive Government, As Co-Aspirants Declare Support

Osun 2018: Oyetola Assures Inclusive Government, As Co-Aspirants Declare Support
  • PublishedJuly 27, 2018


By Kehinde Ayantunji

Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship flag bearer, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has assured other aspirants of inclusive administration that will allow popular participation to ensure equitable distribution of social amenities in the state.

Oyetola said he is contesting to make life more abundant for the people of the state while promising that no part of the state would be neglected in his administration.

He said this while separately playing host to two APC governorship aspirants  from Osun West Senatorial District, Dr, Saka Layonu, SAN  and Benedict Olugboyega  Alabi (BOA) who declared their support for Oyetola as the winner of the primary.

The APC candidate who commended Layonu and Adegboyega for their sportsmanship by placing the interest of the state above their personal interest urged other aspirants and party members to work for the victory of APC in the general interest of the state to consolidate on the giant strides recorded by Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

Oyetola said “I am very grateful for this honour,  we are all winners in this contest and by the grace of God, we are going to work together for the progress and development of the state.  Governor Rauf Aregbesola has laid a very solid foundation and I am assuring you that no part of the state would be neglected, never again would this state go back to era of retrogression, our party have shown capacity and responsibility in government. I am fully prepare to continue and consolidate this progress”.

“ I don’t discuss sectional or zonal issue because the concept of wellbeing and good governance transcend  such,  I am assuring you that no part of the state  West, East or Central would be neglected, I am also assuring that we are going to run all inclusive participatory government to deliver the promises of our party”.

Layonu who led hundreds of his supporters to the Oyetola Campaign office along Gbongan road, Osogbo said he decided to lead formal visit to the governorship candidates along side other party leaders to show that he is not leaving the party and ready to support the party flag bearer.

He said the party members have decided through the ballot and as a loyal party member, he is duty bound to respect the popular wish of the peeople.

Layonu said “I have never voted for PDP in my life, and I will never vote for them, they never represent any good, and we must not allow the people of the state to suffer again under PDP, we must also ensure that the good work of Governor Rauf Aregbesola must continue”.

Also, Benedict  Alabi from Irewole Local Government said he  has consulted all his supporters in the state and all of them have accepted the result of the primary and ready to work for  the emergence of Oyetola during September 22 Governorship Election.

He said, “we have fought a very good battle, but it is not a do-or-die affairs, what is important is that APC must continue to rule the state, I hereby sincerely pledged my support and commitment for your emergence as governor for the state and development of our party.

Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole,  who was part of the ceremony commended the governor and the party leaders for organizing a fair and free contest for the aspirants and urged other aspirants to embrace reconciliation for the progress of the state and the party.

He congratulated party members for choosing Oyetola whom he described as a discipline and responsible party member with intellectual acumen to govern the state.

Adewole said “the journey for governorship started two years ago, and some of us who are stakeholders decided to remain neutral to allow the popular wish of our party members,  I congratulate all of us for electing  Oyetola as our candidate. Aregbesola has set a pace in Osun and we can’t afford  to reverse the progress, Oyetola is humble and hardworking to continue the good work of Mr Governor. I urge all of you to allow genuine reconciliation and united to win the coming election”.

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