The All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in Ede/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency in Osun have adopted Governor Gboyega Oyetola as consensus candidate for the 2022 gubernatorial election. The leaders who converged at the Ido-Osun also reaffirmed their support for the re-election of Governor Oyetola. They all agreed that the governor has done well in terms of infrastructural development, adding that whoever contests the primary against the governor from the constituency is not known to them and he or she would not have their support in any form whatsoever.
The APC leaders said that decision to declare Governor Oyetola as their sole candidate for the upcoming gubernatorial election was borne out of the conviction they have that he would definitely take the state to an enviable status among the comity of states. Addressing a press conference, the APC chairman in the federal constituency, Alhaji Gbadebo Ajao said they were impressed by the sterling administrative style and unprecedented achievements of the governor in their federal consistency.
He said: “We are saying OYETOLA LEEKAN SI as we continue to strategise as a federal constituency to take the governorship position from Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola coming 2026. “This conference becomes highly inevitable at this time after wide consultations across all divides within our federal constituency. “The precarious political situation in the country wherein everyone sees his/her party/group as the most popular to win any election at whatever level without weighing nor possessing all prerequisites for winning a good election calls for this conference since our federal constituency is not an island. “Since democracy permits free expression of views, agitations, interests, demonstrations, and any means of driving home your needs at a point in time, it has grossly been misused in the recent past. “Based on the above premise, our agitations in 2018 tagged “WEST LOKAN” was borne out of perceived and adjudged marginalization and total neglect in the preceeding years which served as fueling pads for the movement.
“However, the election of Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola with his pragmatic, all-inclusive, bottom-up approach and sterling administrative style of his administration have brought solace and comfort to our federal constituency in many facets and spheres. His Excellency Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola should be given our unwavering support for his re-election come July 16th 2022.”
Earlier,Osun State House of Assembly ex-Speaker Hon Najeem Salaam who is believed to have the backing of the former governor, Rauf Aregbesola had earlier declared his intentions to contest for the seat, he hails from the federal constituency.
Reacting to speculations on the alleged rift with his predecessor, Aregbesola, Oyetola finally set the record straight. He said he has no problem with Aregbesola, who is now the minister of interior, except on issues that concern governance.