Osun Women Endorse Aregbesola For Second Term


No fewer than 100 women groups across the 30 local government areas of Osun State, on Thursday, endorsed the second term bid of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

The groups had enthroned the Freedom Square, Osogbo for the public lecture and sensitisation rally on women participation in politics where they declare that Aregbesola remains the best to be on the seat of government since the creation of the state in 1991.

They maintained that Argbesola’s administration is the best government in the history of the state that has given women more prominence.

The groups consist market women association, artisans, women professional bodies, local government women leaders and 332 wards’ women leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, among others.

The APC, Osun State, interim women leader, Kudirat Fakokunde, while addressing the participants, said the women across the state are behind the second term ambition of the governor in recognition of his brilliant performance.

Fakokunde said the women have benefited immensely from the present administration through different schemes, which include, Osun School Feeding and Health Programme (O Meals), OYES and welfare package from the venerable elderly women, which is unprecedented.

She added that through the health programme of Aregbesola, the women can now born and live in Osun with the qualitative health care delivery. She added that Osun has the lowest maternal death rate in Nigeria.

The state APC women leader assured the governor of the continuous support of the women group before and after the 2014 governorship election.

The Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Folake Adegboyega, urged women to unite and speak with one voice during the 2014 electioneering exercise.

She stressed the need for the women to occupy the deserved position in the society especially politics, adding that the essence of women in development programmes cannot over emphasised.

While noting that women has the right to participate actively in politics like their men folk, Adegboyega said there cannot be growth in politics without women, adding that participation of women in politics is necessary and good for development.