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Regional News of Tuesday, 3 January 2023


Put an end to a possible return, Osun has moved on – Adeleke to Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke and Adegboyega Oyetola Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke and Adegboyega Oyetola

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has called out his predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola.

Adeleke who called Oyetola out also asked him to put an end to any hope of a possible return as governor of the state.

Adeleke also declared that God is not a supporter of electoral banditry and deceit but of justice equity and honesty.

The governor was reacting to a statement credited to ex-governor Oyetola that he was in the state to reclaim his mandate.

In a statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, his Spokesperson, Adeleke states that, "The Holy books even noted that the devil's whispering is real and no one should mistake the voice of the devil for God. Our Almighty God has spoken resoundingly in favour of a new Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

"Mr. Oyetola should better be reading 'auzubilahi mina shaytani rajeem' so he can hear the true voice of God - that a new leader is anointed by divine will for Osun people."

While affirming that the people of the state had moved in and were now enjoying under his administration, Adeleke reminded Oyetola that election was not the end of life.

"A new governance of openness, accountability, and responsiveness to yearnings and aspirations of the citizenry.

"Osun has launched a new chapter. This new leadership has returned state power to the people who are now feeling the new air of government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Never will Osun be returned to the years of locust", the statement concluded.

Oyetola who left the state before the inauguration on November 27, 2022 of Ademola Adeleke as the sixth executive governor of Osun State on Monday was in the state to commence campaign for the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign.

Oyetola also used the opportunity to attend an interdenominational service of Thanksgiving organised by the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) for the new year.

While calling for end to unnecessary divisions, Oyetola also used the opportunity to call for unity and forgiveness among party members so as to facilitate easy victory for the party in the 2023 general elections.