- Some monarchs in Osun state say they are supporting the candidate of the APC in the next election
- The traditional rulers claim that Gboyega Oyetola has the capability of continuing with the legacies of Aregbesola
- They describe the Oyetola as intelligent and people-friendly
As the governorship election in Osun draws near, some traditional rulers and chiefs, on Tuesday, August 14, declared their support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola.
Daily Sun reports that the monarchs, under the aegis of Boripe Traditional Council, said Oyetola remains the most qualified candidate among all those contesting for the seat.
They claim he also has the political acumen to rule the state just as they added that the candidate would be able to make the state witness the positive impact of democracy.
The report listed the monarchs who gave their endorsement to include the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Rasheed Olabomi, the Alaagba of Aagba, Oba Rufus Ogunwole, the Olona of Ada, Oba Abimbola Abioye and Olororuwo of Ororuwo, Oba Qamarudeen Adeyanju.
Speaking on behalf of the monarchs, Oba Olabomi called on the people of the state to discountenance the ongoing insinuations that Oyetola is from Lagos.
He described the candidate as a grassroots politician that had been playing active roles in community development for some decades.
“We the obas in Boripe Traditional Council and our chiefs can affirm that Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola is our son and very responsible, Godfearing, and capable of occupying the position of governor of the state of Osun.
“We affirm that Gboyega Oyetola is very intelligent, industrious, people-friendly and full of capacity to serve respectful and virtuous (omoluabi) people of the state.
“We know that he is a financial expert and shrewd administrator who is the best to continue the developmental work which Governor Aregbesola has been doing in the state,” Olabomi stressed while expressing confidence that the candidate would cater for the welfare of civil servants.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that ahead of the September 22 governorship election in Osun state, Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola emerged as the flag bearer for All Progressives Congress (APC).
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