As a build-up to the Osun Gubernatorial election coming up on Saturday 16 July 2022, a mega rally was held at the Osogbo Township Stadium on Tuesday.
At the rally, most of the party chieftains present at the occasion eulogized the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, and implored the electorates to vote massively for him in the election coming up on Saturday 16th July for him to be able to continue dishing out to them the dividend of democracy.
While addressing the crowd at the mega rally at the Osogbo Township Stadium on Tuesday, the national leaders of the APC were positive that the party will not have any doubt about winning the governorship election slated for the 16th of July.
The Senate president, Ahmed Lawan lauded Oyetola’s style of administration of prudence and efficiency despite the meager resources at his disposal. He asked for massive votes for Oyetola and counseled that people should jettison any political sentiment and vote for the incumbent governor Oyetola on Saturday.
He said:’’ I’m bringing solidarity from the National Assembly. We are believers of this party and its candidate because Osun has witnessed serious and massive transformations in the last three and a half years’’.
‘’We have a governor who is prudent and efficient in the face of meager resources. Today, Osun has witnessed so much infrastructural development, political stability, and peace. We believe that we have everything we need for the development with this our Governor’’.
The APC Presidential Flagbearer, Ahmed Tinubu was also present in solidarity with governor Oyetola and the APC.
Tinubu says,’’ We have come to ask you that you vote massively on Saturday for APC, not as part of entitlement but because of the future of your children.’’
Before you make your decision, think of the future. We are a party that guarantees your future because we are known for fulfilling our promises. Let us entrust the affairs of our State into the hands of those who mean business, not mushroom parties’’.
In his own statement, the national chairman of the Party, Senator Abdulahi Adamu, said’’ This is a mega rally to promote our candidate. We are taking no chances with the affairs of Osun because the State deserves a like Oyetola in its quest for development. This is why we have come in full strength to support him in his bid to ensure his re-election. Those who have a fair mind will testify that he has done so much since he became governor in 2018.’’ He, therefore, asked for massive votes more than what we had in Ekiti.
‘’I want you to be the APC Ambassadors, telling those who are not here what you have seen. Continue to spread the good works of this government in the nooks and crannies of the state.’’
Earlier, the Chairman of the National Campaign Council for Osun governorship election, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, described Oyetola as deserving another term owing to his personal rapport with the people of the State.
‘’We thank the originator of the Ileri-Oluwa political slogan, our dear Governor Oyeola, the one because of whom we are here. Indeed, it is a huge honour that we stand here today because this is a worthy assignment and we have a sellable candidate. It is gratifying and doable because Governor Oyeola has indeed performed excellently well.’’
‘’I have been on the campaign trail with him and I have witnessed the overwhelming support and how the people have said he deserves another term’’.
‘’People of Osun, do not be deceived by those who are trying to say otherwise. Let us vote massively for Oyettola to continue doing his great work for every sector of the population. This is a man that is an embodiment of good governance’’.
Welcoming members of the National Campaign Council to the State, the Director–General of Oyetola’s re-election Campaign Council, Senator Ajibola Bashiru described the mega rally as a celebration of excellence.
‘’Today, you are being welcomed to the celebration of excellence in governance because, in the last three and a half years, Governor Oyetola has brought dexterity, commitment, and integrity to the affairs of this State across all sectors’’.
Now, we are on the path to consolidating the progress and development of the State by re-electing that man that is certain to deliver development over and over. With him, Osun is on the path to sustainable development ‘’, he added.
In his brief remarks, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola said Osun is on the path of consolidating the gains of the last three and a half years.
Governor Oyetola admonished the Osun people, most importantly the workers, to overlook political traducers who are peddling falsehood that his administration will abandon his commitment to their welfare if re-elected, saying that he remains hugely committed to their welfare.
He also reiterates his preparedness to go beyond what he has done in his first term in office, saying the welfare of workers and the citizens of the state, coupled with the general development of Osu remains his priority.
Other dignitaries present were former Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi, Former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and former Governor of Edo State Comrade Adams Oshiomole among others.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo were conspicuously absent.