- Governor Gboyega Oyetola has secured a major endorsement ahead of the July 16 governorship election in Osun state
- The Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran, said he and the entire Ijesa people are behind Governor Oyetola's re-election bid
- Oba Aromolaran also said whoever he pronounces as governor ends up becoming governor, adding that it's a divine gift
Ijesaland, Osun state - The Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran, has openly declared his support for the re-election of Gboyega Oyetola as the governor of Osun state for a second term.
PM News reported that monarch said the entire Ijesa people are behind Governor Oyetola's second term bid.
Legit.ng gathers that Oba Aromolaran made the remarks when the Osun state governor visited his palace during a strategic engagement tour to Ijesa-South Federal Constituency on Wednesday, February 16.
Osun 2022: Whoever I pronounce governor becomes governor - Oba Aromolaran
Meanwhile, Oba Aromolaran who is the traditional ruler of the hometown of the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said whoever he pronounces as governor will become one, saying it is a divine gift.
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He described Governor Oyetola as a game-changer, saying his tenure has brought drastic changes to governance in the state.
The traditional ruler said Osun state has witnessed geometric progression under Oyetola’s watch, hence, the need to give him maximum support to succeed in the next governorship election.
“I profess to you that you are a new Governor. I know why I said it. I greet you warmly and welcome you into the palace of Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland.
“Whoever I tell is a Governor will become Governor. This is a divine gift."
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The governor expressed confidence in the strength of the party to elect him at the primary and ensure his emergence at the governorship election.
Legit.ng notes that Aregbesola, who is Oyetola’s predecessor, is backing a former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti, to emerge APC's governorship candidate.
Osun 2022: Aregbesola declares war, attacks Oyetola, Tinubu, Akande
Meanwhile, the minister of interior and former governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, has drawn a battle line with those he termed as betrayers of his trust in the state and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Aregbesola who on Monday, February 14, in Ijebu Jesa spoke with members of the APC ahead of the primary for the Osun governorship election accused party bigwigs like Bola Ahmed Tinubu and one of his predecessors, Bisi Akande, of godfatherism.
The minister claimed that the duo foisted his successor, Oyetola, on the people of the state against their collective will. Even more, he accused other party chieftains of going against the APC rules and constitution laid down by its founding fathers.