- The Osun state All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked off its gubernatorial campaign
- The campaign team visited the palace of Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to receive royal blessings for the party’s candidate, Gboyega Oyetola
- Oyetola said serving with Aregbesola is more than enough training for him on how to govern the state
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state on Tuesday, September 4, kicked off its campaign in Ile Ife, ahead of the September 22 governorship election, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the campaign team was led to the palace of Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to receive royal blessings for the party’s candidate, Gboyega Oyetola by the outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
The monarch, while blessing Oyetola prayed for success of his quest and assured Aregbesola’s legacy could help his electoral victory.
Oyetola speaking at the palace, said serving with Aregbesola is more than enough training for him on how to govern the state.
He said: “I know where we started. I know where we are. I am not a candidate who needs any tutorial to lead Osun. As an apprentice, eight years are more than enough training period for anyone. I am the most suitable person to continue from where we are.”
Aregbesola addressing the crowd after leaving the palace, said their coming to Ife was for two reasons – to seek Ooni’s blessings and seek the votes of Ife people.
“Ooni has blessed us. He pointed out that today, Tuesday signifies victory, meaning Oyetola will record victory. God is with us. He has given us the wisdom and strength to take Osun to the promised land.
“After our initial foundation that must be laid by a maverick like me, now that we have laid a solid foundation, there is need for somebody with gentle disposition like Oyetola to continue with the construction of the super structure," he said.
He pleaded with the residents to “vote for the progress of the state by way of continuity.” He also said party members who have defected may still consider returning and that their spaces are still open.
Voters were urged to shun violence with opposition parties and encouraged to vote for APC on September 22.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said that the party is capable of winning the September 22 governorship election in Osun.
Tinubu said this in an interview with State House correspondents after he led the party’s stakeholders from the southwest to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, August 30.
The stakeholders used the opportunity of the occasion to present the party’s candidate in the forthcoming polls, Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola, to the president.
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