Monarchs Endorse Aregbesola For Second Term

7th20Dekun-1Traditional rulers in Isokan, Ayedaade and Irewole local government areas of Osun State yesterday endorsed Governor Rauf Aregbesola for a second term.

They spoke at the seventh edition of an interactive forum between the governor and the people, tagged: “Gbangbadekun”, at Ayedade Grammar School in Ikire.

The monarchs said the Aregbesola administration had performed beyond expectations and deserved to “continue with its good work”.

Their spokesman, Oba Olatunde Talabi, who is the Akire of Ikire, said: “This is the first time the state is blessed with a governor that has listening ears. Aregbesola’s continuity in office will benefit the people and the state in no small measure. That is why we endorsed him for a second term.

“Aregbesola has raised the bar of good governance. He is here to restore the lost glory of the Yoruba race.”

The governor said his administration would continue to focus on the people, adding: “We have done what most people claimed had never been done in the state’s history. We are so people-centered that it will be difficult for us to abandon the people mid-stream. The best way to pursue our objectives about governance is to run the whole hog of the mandate provided by the constitution. That will give us enough time to meet all our aspirations for the people. It is in the interest of the people that we are seeking re-election.”

Commissioner for Information and Strategy Sunday Akere hailed the people for coming out en masse for the programme.

He said the programme allows the government understand the people’s needs.

At the event were Deputy Governor Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori; House of Assembly Speaker Najeem Salaam; the governor’s wife, Mrs. Serifat Aregbesola; Mrs. Ayo Omidiran, who represents the constituency in the House of Representatives; Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Alhaji Moshood Adeoti; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola; and Head of Service Sunday Owoeye, among others.