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Osun 2022: Badmus Organises Prayer For Oyetola’s Victory, Extends Prayers To Bola Tinubu, APC’s Victory In 2023



By Rafiu Agboola, Osogbo

As the Osun State gubernatorial election draws nearer, members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday organized a special inter-religious prayer for the success of Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the polls.

The inter-religous prayer, which was sponsored by the state Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Hon. Olalekan Badmus, is aimed at seeking God’s intervention for the success of the APC at both the July 16 Osun poll and the 2023 general elections.

The prayer held at the Ilerioluwa campaign office, Osogbo, attracted members of the APC support groups across the state.

Osun State Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, Engr. Olalekan Badmus and SSA to Gov Gboyega Oyetola, Hon Samson Owoyokun during the intersectional prayer

Addressing the gathering, which had several clerics and party faithful in attendance, Badmus said since he believes in the efficacy of prayer, he decided to organise the prayer so as to beseech the supreme being for His ultimate protection, success and victory of the APC in the coming elections.

He said the prayer is also particularly for the success and reelection of Gov. Gboyega Oyetola at the July 16, Osun governorship election.

He prayed for massive victory for Gov. Oyetola at the polls.

“Few months ago, our grand leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, took the bull by the horn as he made known to us, his intentions of becoming the next president of this great country.

” His journey to clinging our party’s sole presidential ticket was not without inhibitions.

Clerics at the interdenominational prayer

“Like the man who God has ordained, Asiwaju pulled through all the storm and all that was thrown on his way to emerged victorious.

“Today, the presidential flag-bearer and candidate of our party, All Progressives Congress is Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“It is no gainsaying that Gov. Gboyega has raised the bar of governance in Osun state and has truly transformed the state through financial re-engineering, financial discipline and more importantly budgetary discipline.

” Through several of his masses oriented programmes despite paucity of funds, Gov. Oyetola has raised hope of several citizens and genuinely repositioned Osun amongst committee of states in the country.

“In a similar vein, this speech will not be complete if I fail to re-echo to the general public that our dear leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has paid his dues and one must laud his achievements over the years, especially how he transformed Lagos state from an IGR of 600 million to over 20 billion when he was leaving office.

“I am glad to tell you that, with his continual vision and support for the same state, Lagos now generate over 50 billion naira per month. Besides, he has also replicates severally that he will never be bias on either religion, tribes, race or gender.

“This is evident as he has raised so many leaders without consideration of their religion belief and the tribe they come from.

“Asiwaju is only concerned about the development of the land. It would only be a repetition of an already established fact, that we are ready to mobilise the voting population within our control to campaign and vote massively for the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“We are committed to this project and coincidentally, in just nine days away, our gubernatorial election in the state would hold and so, this gathering is set at the right time and the right period.

“We pray for massive victory for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola at the polls. There is no iota of doubt about the competence of the people’s Governor, who has consolidated excellently on the development he met on ground.

“Once again, it gives me great joy to be in front of you today and as a strong believer of prayer, I have every reason to say that we doing the right thing as a people who wish for the best to happen in our state and our country.” he said

Speaking, on behalf of students, Comr. Yusuf Moshood Agboola, the National President of Osun State said Gov. Oyetola is the first Governor that has engaged the student leaders in his cabinet.

According to Yussuf, ” Oyetola had done well for Osun students community. We believe if Oyetola is re-elected for second term, he will increase the number of student leaders in his cabinet.”

He also declared his support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu saying “Tinubu is the father of the Nation, he has extended his fatherly love to all students.”

Chief Chinaka Ben, the General Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, who was present at the prayer, said the Igbo group is ready to support Oyetola for second term and would also support the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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