Oyetola’s campaign train storms Orile-Owu, Gbongan, traditional rulers declare support

Oyetola addressing supporters

The campaign train of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Monday landed in Orile-Owu and Gbongan, Ayedaade local council development authority and Ayedaade local government area of the State to seek votes for his reelection bid.

Olufi of Gbongan, Olowu of Orile-Owu and Alayegun of Odeomu all threw their weights behind the Governor for another, while thousands of citizens from all the communities in the council visited trooped out en mass to welcome Oyetola’s train.

Speaking at his Palace, Olufi of Gbongan, Oba Adetoyese Oyeniyi commended Oyetola for his achievements in the first term. The monarch described Oyetola’s record as impressive, adding that his (Governor’s) reelection bid is a “collective project here in Gbongan”.

Oba Oyeniyi said it was necessary for Governor Oyetola to return to consolidate on the good works he had done since assuming office in November 2018.

“I say it everywhere I have the opportunity to speak that you have done so much, and I’m grateful to God for helping you this far. It is a must that you consolidate the good works you’ve done, and that is why another four years is necessary.

Olufi of Gbongan speaking at his Palace

“We know your desire to govern Osun is not for selfish gains or interest and that is why your reelection is our collective project here in Gbongan”, Oba Oyeniyi said.

Also speaking at his Palace, the Alayegun of Odeomu, Oba James Alabi Oladipupo, described Oyetola as a fulfilment of God’s promise to Osun, stating that the Governor has shown that he has what it takes to fix Osun.

According to him: “God made a promise to Osun and fulfilled it with the emergence of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. Those who are observant will know that there have been tremendous and significant changes in Osun since he became governor, and he will do even better if trusted with the mandate again.

“I appeal to you all not to work against the fulfilment of God’s promise. Rather, let us join hands with the man who has been ordained for this great task. I believe that come July 16, he will emerge victorious”, Alayegun said.

The President of Ode-Omu Descendant Association and a retired civil servant of the state, Akin Olaniyi, who described Oyetola as a “private sector administrator and financial wizard”, lauded him specifically for looking into the plight of workers.

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The Olowu of Orile-Owu, Oba Daud Akinfalabi also commended the Governor. He expressed readiness of his subjects to vote Oyetola again.

Addressing thousands of supporters at the two venues in Orile-Owu and Gbongan, Governor Oyetola reeled out his achievements in office the last three-and-half years, stating that he’s ready to do more for the people of the State.

Oyetola, who reiterated that he is in government to serve, called on citizens to support his drive and aspiration to collectively fix Osun.

“You handed me the mandate as your governor four years ago, and through the help of God, I did not disappoint you. I trust that you are not going to deviate this time around.

“Our works have shown that we are not neophyte in politics. In 1983, I had the privilege of sitting and interacting with Baba Awolowo, and that attests to the fact that I understand the concept of progressive governance. We are not in government to struggle for relevance, we came to serve, we came to fix Osun.

“We have taken note of other concerns, and we will attend to all in due time. But we must also remind you that this is an effort that requires collaboration. That is why we are appealing for your support, before, during and after the election, to enable us fix the state.

“Osun is at a very delicate phase in history, let us entrust its leadership to hands that have been tested, not gamblers or jesters, or those who think Osun is for sale”, Oyetola said.

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