The ancient town of Iwo stood still for several hours on Friday, April 11, 2014, as sons and daughters of the town unanimously in one voice adopt the second term bid of the Executive Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
It was a jam-packed playing field of the DC Elementary School Araromi, Iwo, venue of the programme as members and followers of the party in their thousands also gathered to express their appreciation for the Governor.
At the gathering, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Mushood Adeoti, moved a motion for a vote of confidence on Governor Aregbesola and the motion was seconded by one of the party leader, Alhaji Liadi Ganiyu. The duo appreciated massive infrastructural developments across the state and Iwo in particular embarked upon by Aregbesola.
The motion was chorusly adopted by the thousands of APC faithfuls and the community people who were present at the occasion and Governor Aregbesola and his Deputy, Otunba Titi Laoye-Tomori were unanimously endorsed to run for a second term in office under the party.
Bioreports gathered that Iwo would be the second community in Osun who would come out en mass to endorse Aregbesola as their standard bearer just as Madekeke in the Ile-Ife axis recently did.
Alhaji Mushood Adeoti after passing the vote of confidence urged the people of Iwo and entire state to continue to support the government and the party, stressing that it is only the All Progressives Congress that can move the state and the country forward to a right direction.
He said, “Look at our roads, look at the new schools he is building, a lot of our jobless youths are now gainfully employed as a result of the OYES scheme put in place by our Governor, he is feeding our elementary school pupils every day. The PDP cannot do it, don’t be deceived by their lies”. The SSG echoed.
In his comment, the “Ekerin of Iwo land” who was also a onetime commissioner for Information, Otunba Bayo Aremu who stressed that the achievement of Ogbeni Aregbesola in the last three and half years is unprecedented.
According to him, “Aregbesola’s government is incomparable, no administration in the history of Osun has performed as much as he has done, he has transformed not only Iwo land but the whole of Osun” he stressed.
“For Aregbesola to pick the SSG, the Commissioner for women and children Affairs among others from our land shows that he is a man that loves our dear town so much, he should be supported to rule beyond 2014″
In his response, Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola stated that he is very happy because Iwo is the second town after Modakeke to openly adopt him for a second term in office.
While promising his continued delivery of good governance to the people of Iwo and the entire state, the Governor announced to the excitement of the crowd that the road from Papa boundary to Iwo will be constructed anytime from now.
According to him, “the road from Papa boundary to Iwo will be done, we always stand by our promise because we are not like the people who ruled the state for seven and half years without anything to show for it”.
“At a time in this state, they were the occupants of the three tiers of government: the Federal, State and Local government and they couldn’t do anything positive for the state, they are supposed to hide their head in shame,” the Governor stressed.
“We should all begin to tell ourselves that it is only the APC that can deliver good governance in the country, we should not live the campaign to politicians alone,” he noted.
The state helmsman then urged the people of the state to be filled with the love of God at all times as it is the love of God that can conquer any adversity that the enemy might be planning for the state towards the coming elections.
He urged them to ensure that they keep their voters card intact so as to be able to exercise their right as voters.