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Regional News of Thursday, 6 January 2022


Osun council of obas reaffirm support for Oyetola’s re-election

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the traditional rulers Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the traditional rulers

The traditional rulers in Osun under the umbrella of Osun State Traditional Council of Obas on Thursday lauded the modest achievements recorded by the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State in the last three years.

The monarchs also urged the governor not to be distracted by political traducers and detractors whose sole interest is to destabilise his government and cause undue structural division before the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

They reaffirmed their unflinching support and cooperation for his administration which they described as one of the best in the history of the State since its creation.

This is even as the Governor paid an unscheduled visit to Council of Obas and declared his intention to run for second term as part of efforts to consolidate on the good works and appreciable performance of the administration.

It was a meeting where different issues bordering on culture, tradition, good governance and development of the State were discussed by the monarchs.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues at the monthly meeting of the traditional rulers in the State usually held at the Conference Hall, Finance Building, State Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo, the Chairman of the Osun State Traditional Council of Obas and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, applauded the tremendous achievements the Administration had made since its inception.

He reiterated the traditional rulers’ readiness and commitment to give necessary support to the Governor towards the actualisation of his dreams.

Ooni Ogunwusi who described the Governor’s visit as first of its kind in the history of the State, said the Governor’s high sense of modesty, prudence, probity and integrity necessitated their decision to continuously give him all- round support.

Ooni noted that the governor had performed creditably well to earn the royal blessings and support, saying the traditional rulers were solidly behind him and whatever he decided on.

In his remarks, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola expressed gratitude to the monarchs for their open show of love and affection which he said has been the driven force motivating him to put in his best to governance.

Oyetola who used the visit to make his intention to contest for second term known to the royal fathers, said the decision was aimed at building more on what he has started and consolidated.

He appealed to the monarchs to continue to pray for him and success of his government, noting that, their continued prayers have been the secret behind his modest achievements so far.

Speaking one after another, the traditional rulers in attendance took turn to commend the Governor for his giant strides.

They lauded the Governor for ensuring prompt and regular payment of their salaries, most importantly the adequate attention he has been paying to their welfare collectively and individually which they described as unprecedented. They also applauded him for taking the welfare of the entire citizens as topmost priority.

Some of the traditional rulers in attendance were Orangun of Ila, Oba AbduWahab Oyedokun; Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal; Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Ayotunde Olabomi; Olunisa of Inisa, Oba Joseph Oladunjoye Oyedele; Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarinwa; Owamiran of Esa-Oke, Oba Adeyemi Adediran; Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa, Oba Moses Olufemi Agunsoye, among others.