As the campaign train of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun, moved to Boluwaduro Local Government Area, monarchs in the Council, have reaffirmed their unflinching support for the Governor, saying they would do all within their powers to get him re-elected.
The traditional rulers led by the Owa of Otan-Ayegbaju , Oba Lukman Fadipe and the Oluresi of Iresi, Oba Sikiru Adeseun, said the modest achievements of the Governor had earned him second term, insisting that any attempt for the State to decide otherwise would be suicidal to the future of Osun.
This is even as the Governor maintained that his campaign strategy would continue to be issue based and development driven so as to consolidate on the gains recorded so far and set the State to the path of socioeconomic rejuvenation.
Speaking in his palace where other traditional rulers across the Council assembled, Owa of Otan-Ayegbaju, Oba Lukman Fadipe, said the indelible imprints of the Governor would speak for his re-election as, according to him, the governor has performed creditably well to transform the State.
Oba Fadipe who described the administration of Governor Oyetola as unprecedented, said he has been tested and trusted and is therefore qualified for a second term so that he can take the State to enviable heights.
He said: “Please continue with your good works. We are satisfied with what God has made you to do within three and a half years. You have convinced us beyond reasonable doubt and done so much beyond expectations.
“Your style of governance is unique. You have been running an all-inclusive and people-oriented governance.
“You are a calm, cool, collected and calculative man who has been silently achieving great things and squeezing water out of solid rocks.
“We know what is accruable to the State in terms of resources but despite this obvious reality, your government has not disappointed us or left anyone in doubt of your capacity to achieve great with little.
“You have proved that it is only an empty barrel that makes noise. Your campaign slogan is speaking for you already. That is why your achievement knows no bounds.
Corroborating, another of the monarchs, the Oluresi of Iresi, Oba Sikiru Adeseun, lauded Governor Oyetola for being faithful to his electoral promises made to the people of the State, saying he has justified the people’s mandate.
Oba Adeseun said the good works of the Governor are clear testimonies to the fact that the Governor merits second term, noting that seeking an alternative to him is suicidal to the future of the State.
He appealed to the members of the party not to panic just as he called on the security operatives to go after the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Earlier, the Director General, Oyetola Campaign Council, Senator Ajibola Basiru urged the people of the State to vote massively for Governor Oyetola saying the task of governance could not be left in the hands of a breastfeeding toddler.