The Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran, has disclosed that the entire Ijesa people are resolute to return Governor Gboyega Oyetola for second term in reciprocation of his modest achievements in the last three years.
Oba Aromolaran said this in his Palace when the train of strategic engagement tour of Governor Oyetola moved to Ijesa-South Federal Constituency.
The traditional ruler declared his support on behalf of the traditional rulers, sons and daughters of Ijesaland for the Governor, said they were resolute to return him for second term.
He described Oyetola as a game changer whose tenure has brought drastic change to the art of governance in the State.
This is even as members of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Iperindo, Atakumosa East Local Government area, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oba Aromolaran commended the Governor for turning around the socio-economic fortune of the State despite the meagre resources at his disposal.
The monarch specifically lauded the Governor for the sustenance of peace in the state since assumption of office just as he assured him of their maximum support to move the state forward.
According to him, the State has witnessed geometric progression under Oyetola’s watch, hence, the need to give him a maximum support to succeed in the next governorship election.
Also in his remarks, Alamo of Ayegbaju-Ijesa in Atakumosa East Local Government area, Oba Adeyemi Abideen, lauded Governor Oyetola for running a people-oriented government that has brought drastic change to all sectors.
Oba Abideen who is the Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers in Atakumosa East Local Government area, disclosed their readiness to work assiduously for the Governor’s re-election.
Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Mr. Femi Adanlawo, lauded Governor Oyetola for being committed to the welfare of the people, saying his performance had motivated them to decamp from their former party.
Adanlawo who described APC as the only party that cares for the welfare of the masses said their defection would contribute to the growth and development of the party as they were committed to adding values to the system.
He called on co-defectors to see the party as theirs, noting that the rousing welcome given to them was a sign that the party meant well for all regardless of background or status.
The new members promised to work with the leadership and members of the party to ensure victory for Governor Oyetola in the primary and governorship election.
Addressing the mammoth crowd across the Local Governments of the Federal Constituency, Governor Oyetola urged party loyalists to be wary of those buying membership slips.
He expressed confidence in the strengths of the party to elect him at the primary and ensure his emergence at the governorship election.
Oyetola implored party loyalists to keep their membership slips jealously and come out in large number to vote for him as the direct mode has been chosen by the National Secretariat of the party.