A group of traditional rulers under the aegis of Network of Kings From Osun Country Sides, have endorsed the candidature of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for another term in office.
Speaking shortly after their meeting with the governor in Osogbo, the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Network of Kings From Osun Country Sides, the Eburu of Iba, Oba Adekunle Okunoye, said the decision was in view of Oyetola’s prudent tendency, meek character and administrative acumen in managing the affairs of the state amid scarce resources.
Oba Okunoye said, “The kings from the rural areas have unanimously endorsed Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for a second term having met several times to discuss, assess and evaluate his performance in the last three and a half years.
“We did not just arrive at this excellent evaluation. The exercise involved a thorough, critical and extensive review of his administration’s policies, programmes and projects in the last three and a half years. We also examined the impact of these programmes on the generality of the populace vis-a-vis the standard of living of the people in the rural areas as well as the consciousness of the livelihood of vulnerable citizens and the indigent.
“With this, we have come up with an excellent evaluation and we are of the opinion that by virtue of our position, role and purpose in society, it is important to communicate directly to our people on the direction to follow. This necessitated the endorsement in our attempt to give our people the direction objectively. We are not politicians but we are part of the government, hence, the need to evaluate the performance of Mr. Governor and resolve that it is important to allow the Governor to continue with his good works.
“Our decision to endorse Mr. Governor was collectively taken and sealed by every member. At the last count, we are more than 120 members. As you can see all members are here, the entire members met and made a resolution to endorse the Governor for a second term.”
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, on Monday noted that Oyetola in his response, expressed gratitude to the monarchs for their unflinching support and concerns about the development of the state.