By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo
A socio-political group in Osun state, the Oranmiyan Group, has pledged their unalloyed support to the Governor Elect of the State, Gboyega Oyetola.
The group promised to support the incoming administration just as it supported the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola whom they described as their Mentor, Principal, Grand Patron and Oranmiyan Symbol.
The valedictory prayer tagged ” Isipopada si ibi giga( Elevation of our Mentor, Principal, Grand Patron and Oranmiyan Symbol, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola into higher responsibilities)” was held at the Oranmiyan house, Osogbo, on Thursday.
Speaking at a special prayer organized for the winding down of Aregbesola, the group’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Olajide Sadiq, also appreciated Ogbeni for being a people’s Governor.
Sadiq said the group decided to organise the prayers for the Governor based on their realisation of the need for citizens to continually pray for their leaders.
According to him, the state has undergone positive changes under Aregbesola’s leadership.
He said going by the tremendous achievements of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbsola in the last eight years, it become imparative for them to pray for him to transcend to a higher level.
Describing the outgoing governor as an embodiment of ideas, Sadiq said Aregbesola’s developmental projects cut across every nooks and crannies of the state.
He said, it was incumbent upon every citizens of Osun to pray for Governor Aregbesola because there is no family in the state that has not been positively affected by Aregbesola monumental programmes.
Sadiq highlighted the outgoing governor’s programme to include; Oyes (which employed over 40,000 youths), free meals for pupils, O’amblance, monthly stipends for the aged, construction of roads, building of mega schools, among other laudable programmes.
In their separate addresses, Evang Adeniyi Adeniran and the Mufasir of Osogbo land, Sheikh Maruf Ishola lauded the Governor for his unprecedented achievements.
Sheikh Ishola prayed that God grant the Governor success in all his future ambitions as he hands over the reigns of power.
Evang Adeniran also urged members of the group to support the incoming administration for its overall success, adding that the incoming administration is only a continuity of Aregbesola’s government.
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