Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun West Senatorial District on Friday passed a vote of confidence on Governor Gboyega Oyetola and declared their support for his re-election for a second term in office.
“We want to urge the Governor to continue to bridge the Osun West Infrastructural gap deficit as soon as possible, while we assure Mr Governor of our continued support and loyalty, knowing fully well that the issue of his 2nd term in office is not yet on the political front burner, and for us whenever the trumpet may sound for political activities, it will be about the slogan of “Oyetola Lee’kansi”, so we can oil the machinery of a smooth takeover for our Senatorial district after he might have successfully piloted the affairs of our State for eight unbroken years as his predecessor.
The elders in a rejoinder to a political submission by “Osun Network for Equity and Social Justice,” published in a national daily on August 18, declared that they are satisfied with the governance style of Governor Oyetola and are consequently throwing their weight behind him, adding that “the continuity mantra he promised Osun people is yielding positive dividends as he has continually, consistently and passionately funded all inherited ongoing projects of his predecessor.
“With this singular act of his, we, the leaders of Osun APC in the Osun West Senatorial District hereby pass a vote of confidence on the Governor Gboyega Oyetola for his foresight, exemplary leadership, administrative skills and using this opportunity to completely dissociate ourselves from the submission of Osun Network For Equity and Social Justice published in a national newspaper on August 18, 2020. It is a sponsored crisis within the Osun APC family, this crooked and demonic practice of theirs have failed and dead on arrival.
“We, therefore, enjoin the unsuspecting public to disregard the purported ideology they claim to represent and the divisive pointers they preach in the agitation for power shift. If they are selfless just like we are, they should have requested just like Oliver Twist for more interventions for our various communities, villages and towns so that they can transform into developed centres of excellence within the district.
The memo for a vote of confidence was signed by 31 senatorial elders; Senator Adelere Oriolowo (Senator West), Hon Yinusa Amonbi (MHR), Hon Taiwo Oluga ( MHR), Mr Ayo Afolabi (S/W APC SEC), Hon Monruf Olanrewaju OSHA Majority Leader, Elder George Tunde Adedeji LSGC Chairman, Hon Gbenga Ogunkanmi (Deputy Chief Whip OSHA, Hon Babatunde Ibirogba ( OSHA Egbedore), Hon Uzamot Adebayo (OSHA Iwo), Olodo Taiwo (OSHA Ayedade), Hon Adegbile Alidulai (OSHA Ola- Oluwa), Professor Mojeed Alabi, Professor Olasupo Olasupo and Hon Omolaoye Akintola.
Other signatories include Alhaji Sule Alao, (Ede leader), Hon Jonson Ojo (Ede South), Prince Yele Alabi, Mr Deji Agboola, Akinyoye Ismail Olaoluwa LG, Alhaji Oni Najeemdeen, Ojo Bukola Akintunde, Hon Oyewo Lateefat, Ayoade Olubowale, Hon Ayofe Adisa, Alhaji Jimon Oyebamiji, Hon Amos Akindiya (SUBEB Commissioner 2), Alhaji Liadi Tela, Hon Akinola Olasunkanmi, Hon Gafari A. Robiu and Rt. Hon Adejare Bello (Ambassador-Designate).
The elders described the alleged publication as an “unpardonable sinister move by faceless and unscrupulous elements who are desperately bound to precipitate unhealthy friction in the name of agitation for power shift in Osun West Senatorial District come 2022,” adding that as notable leaders of Osun West extraction of the ruling APC in the state, they are no doubt behind the agitation for Osun West code-named “West Lokan” ahead of the 2018 Gubernatorial election.
They described the agitation as a selfless action precipitated by the fact that they felt their senatorial district was totally neglected and the infrastructural deficit was embarrassingly wide and becoming an eyesore then.
“To put the records straight, the present administration under Gboyega Oyetola has touched the following fundamental areas of development particularly in Osun West Senatorial District of which are in the public domain; roads infrastructure, health, education, human resource development, political attention and roads infrastructure. We are pleased with his style of leadership, and can only beseech him to remain undaunted and focused to the philosophy and ideals of his developmental programmes he believes in reshaping the Osun dreams of our founding fathers on the track of progress and development in self-sufficiency and independence,” they said.