The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has commended the people of Ife-North Local Government of the State for their massive support and vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 28 elections which culminated in the victory of the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, the governor was quoted as speaking during his commendation visit and shoring of supports for the House Assembly candidates of the APC in the state in the area.
It was in continuation of the governor and his party’s efforts to ensure a repeat of the massive vote for the APC in the presidential poll on March 28.
The campaign team criss-crossed towns like; Ipetumodu, Edun-Abon, Okuuomoni, Famia, Onibambu, Oyere-Aborisade, Modakeke, among other notable towns in Ife-North local government of the state.
He described their love for APC as unprecedented stressing that the area is known as pro-Obafemi Awolowo even in the face of frustration, political molestation, assault and monetary inducements.
He held that the people of the areas have written their names in gold in the political history of the State, adding that their rare passions and supports to his administration can never be forgotten.
The governor frowned at the way and manner in which PDP and its loyalists went about inducing people with money and other items before, during and after the elections, describing such act as barbaric to modern democratic principle and values.
According to him, ” I want to use this occasion to congratulate all of us on the success of our party, the APC at the last presidential and National assembly elections. We thank God that the change we have been waiting for has come.
“I also want to commend and thank you for the way you trooped out for the March 28 elections which gave victory to General Muhammadu Buhari and our representatives to the National Assembly.
“Our people should be commended for standing tall despite the intimidation and the inducement of the PDP before and during the elections. Our people are wise, some of us collected their Dollars and still did not vote for them, while majority rejected them with their Dollars.
“We must come out en-mass on April 11 to vote for our candidates to the House of Assembly like we did during the presidential election, a vote for APC on Saturday will be a vote for stability and continuity in Osun.
“You must all ensure that you vote all our candidates, by doing so, you are voting for more positive transformation of the state and the continued development of infrastructure the state has been witnessing in the past four years”. The governor told the gathering at the campaign ground.
Aregbesola pledged to fulfill all his electioneering campaign promises to the people of the areas as soon as the earning of the states improves.
Earlier in their separate remarks, the Apetumodu of Ipetumodu, Oba James Adedokun, the Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Francis Olatunji Adedoyin, Olomoni of Okuuomoni, Oba Taiwo Odedoyin congratulated the President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates for their victories at the polls.
The traditional rulers pledged their royal support at all times for the APC government and that the council will do everything to lift the development of the state and that of Nigeria.
The monarchs equally hailed the people of the State most especially in Ife-North for their peaceful conduct during the March 28 elections, urging them to replicate such manner in the fort-coming election.