….As Riders Show Solidarity With Governor
Osun State Governor, Adegbyega Oyetola on Wednesday admonished commercial motorcyclists against criminal tendencies.
He urged them to ensure that criminals are prevented from infiltrating their ranks adding that their interest would be taken care of by his administration.
The governor spoke after the motorcyclists in their hundreds, joined by tricycle riders, led the governor along the major roads of state capital Osogbo, to his office.
They pledged their support for the governor and his administration and to show solidarity following his victory at the Supreme Court.
The riders joined the governor from Osogbo Machine Tool Area through Stadium to Olaiya Junction through Ogo Oluwa before terminating it at Abere, the state secretariat, where the governor addressed them.
As the long convoy snaked through the major streets, residents came out of their homes and offices to cheer Governor Oyetola who waved from the open space on the roof of his vehicle.
The motorcyclists under the umbrella of the amalgamated body of the Osun state Commercial Okada Riders of Nigeria (OSCORUN), urged the governor to empower them in return for their support for the state government.
Chairman of OSCORUN, Alhaji Ismail Tiamiyu applauded the governor for being resolute throughout the period of litigation.
He said the rally was organized to identify with the governor and further demonstrate their loyalty and commitment to his administration.
The OSCORUN Chairman pledged that the association would continue to contribute their quota to ensuring the success of the government.
“We came out today to show to the world our unflinching support for the administration of Governor Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress (APC) – led government.
“Our coming out today is significant and symbolic because it is aimed to demonstrate our collective loyalty, commitment and dedication to the government.
“We will continue to support the state in our own little way to be part of success story of this government”, he added.
Oyetola commended the motorcyclists for the honour done to him and the state.
He said his administration remained committed to support all citizens through the prioritization of their welfare and wellbeing.
Oyetola implored the motorcyclists to always abide by the rules and regulations and to do away with unscrupulous individuals among them who are fond of aiding kidnappers and ritualists.
“This is a demonstration to the fact that every section of the citizenry is with us. It shows that these people are very much with us.
“This is a surprise package for me because I was neither informed nor aware that I will be given a kind of huge honour today.
“I must reassure you our commitment to build a state aspired by all. We will not renege on our promises to take care of your welfare like other citizens.”
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