Oyetola to Ooni: With Omisore now with me, I have no problem in Ife

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Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has expressed the confidence that the people of Ile-Ife will vote for him in the upcoming election.

He based this on the fact that strongman of the city’s politics, Iyiola Omisore, now works in his favour.

The Governor expressed this and his happiness for returning for ancestral blessing, when he visited the Ooni of of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in is palace on Thursday.

He said, “What actually brought us here is to seek for your blessings before we go to the field to address our party loyalists,” he said.

The Governor commended the efforts of Ife indigenes, saying since Iyiola Omisore joined the party, there have been uncountable achievements.

Oyetola explained that previously, there was always panic over votes from Ife, because this has always determined winners in the state elections.

“With Omisore now with us, I am rest assured of my people’s vote in Ife. There’s no cause for alarm again, for all citizenry would cast their votes for me in multiple fold in the next election.

“I am happy to say as it is on record and worthy of note that I got 22,000 votes during the primary election, while others got 12,000 and 5,000 respectively.

“We can’t joke with Ife in the scheme of things, we are very committed to ensuring all-round development in Ile-Ife and its environs.

“Contractors handling both State and Federal roads who were incompetent have been replaced.

“We have done well in the health sector, for each towns has their own heath centres now, while education sector has been reformed,” he stated.

The Governor confirmed that workers’ full salaries are now paid on 25th of every month, retirees adequately paid.

Oyetola pledged more dividends of democracy for citizens.

Oyetola stated that he would have performed better than he has done, but indicated that his first eight months was spent on court case, then Coronavirus and other challenges followed.

He promised that if re-elected, he would do better.

Also, the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Iyiola Omisore, thanked Ooni, other Royal Fathers, High Chiefs, Priests and citizenry for their support to the governor, especially during the primary election.

Iyiola appealed to Ife descendants to support Oyetola following the huge development he has brought to Ife which has enabled them to continue enjoying the dividends of democracy.

Numerous dignitaries present at the event include wife of the governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, the Deputy-Governor and his wife, Mr Benedeict Alabi and his wife, Mrs Olufunke Alabi, Former Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole.

Others are the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, the Director-General of Campaign Council, Sen Bashir Ajibola, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Local Government Chairmen, Royal Fathers, and party members, among others.

The Ooni urged Gov Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun, to rely on divine success for his second term.

Ooni gave the advice when Oyetola and his campaign team visited his Palace on Thursday, in Ile-Ife.

The Royal Father applauded the governor for walking the talk and sticking to his electoral promises, saying that the Oduduwa Kingdom is solidly behind the governor.

He appreciated the good work the governor has been doing since assumption of office, but admonished him not to be distracted, but to continue in his good works.

Oba Ogunwusi commended the governor for fixing Federal highways and State intra-city roads, especially for changing the contractors handling them.

Ooni expressed confidence that his people would reciprocate the gesture by returning Oyetola for a second term.

Responding, Oyetola thanked the Ooni and all indigenes of Ife for their support so far.

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