Wednesday, December 7, 2022

I shall reclaim my mandate from PDP’s Ademola Adeleke, vows Gov. Oyetola

Mr Oyetola said that he had no doubt of reclaiming his mandate, “In Sha Allah”.

• November 19, 2022
Gboyega Oyetola and Ademola Adeleke
Gboyega Oyetola and Ademola Adeleke

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun says he has no doubt in his mind that he will reclaim his mandate at the ongoing election petition tribunal.

Mr Oyetola said this on Saturday during the 31st Iragbiji day in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of the state.

The governor said he is optimistic that he would grace the 32nd celebration of the annual celebration as the governor of the state.

“I congratulate us all on this memorable and rewarding 31st Iragbiji Day even as we pray to God for a more eventful 32nd version.

“By the special grace of Allah, In Sha Allah, be rest assured that I shall grace this occasion next year, still as the Osun Governor. I have no doubt in my mind that I shall reclaim my mandate,” the governor added.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke as the winner of the July 16 governorship election, having polled 403,271 votes against Mr Oyetola’s 375,027 votes.

Mr Oyetola and the APC have challenged the election results from 749 polling units across 10 local government areas of the state for various alleged electoral malpractices.

On the annual celebration, Mr Oyetola said that “Iragbiji Day remains the best proof of who and what we are”.

“In line with the dreams and vision of our forebears, we have annually demonstrated that we are loving, united, culturally correct, development compliant and politically savvy.

“We have proved to the world that we are strong partners in the best demonstration of the Omoluabi ethos,” he said.

Mr Oyetola said as the governor and son of Iragbiji, he had showcased the best of the town through provision of quality and equitable services in all sectors.

“I have managed the resources of the State, using the lessons that I learned on your laps – the skills of probity, accountability, creativity and innovation, rendering the best of services in a depressed economy and bringing our economy out of the woods and putting it on the path of sustainability.

“This is the signature which the Iragbiji put in my hands as a young boy growing up in a town surrounded by hills and I have put the seal on the State for all to enjoy,” he said.

Mr Oyetola, however, urged the people of the town to  continue to wear the armour of love and peace “as we seek the tool of development for our collective good”.

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

President Muhammadu Buhari

Politics

Kolmani Oil: Gombe leaders pay ‘thank you’ visit to Buhari

The leaders promised the president to ensure the success of the Kolmani project.

Buhari

Africa

Buhari to receive Guinea Bissau’s highest honour on Wednesday

The award is in recognition of the Nigerian president’s contributions to the political stability of Guinea Bissau.

A composite of Former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu and Alpha Beta

Heading 3

In new story, Tinubu claims he made his wealth from inheritance

The presidential candidate has continued to render conflicting narratives about the source of his stupendous wealth.

Portugal's Goncalo Ramos celebrates goal against Switzerland

Sport

Qatar 2022: Gonçalo Ramos nets treble as Portugal wallop Switzerland to reach quarterfinals

Gonçalo Ramos stole the show to score a hattrick in what was his first senior national team start for Portugal.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan

States

Troops neutralised “many bandits” in Kaduna: Commissioner

Several other bandits were said to have fled the onslaught with gunshot injuries.

Atiku Abubakar with Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

Politics

2023: Atiku pledges restructuring during visit to Ooni’s palace

Mr Abubakar said he’ll ensure that the National Assembly amend the constitution and give power to states, LGAs and traditional rulers.