By Nafisat Arogundade, Osogbo
A sociopolitical organization in Osun state, Oyetola Consultative Forum (OCF) has thrown its weight behind Governror Gboyega Oyetola’s re-election bid, noting that Osun people have decided on consolidating on the gains made by the Governror within a short period of time.
The convener of the group, Honourable Olanike Omoworare, who spoke to journalists during the official inauguration of OCF local government Coordinators held at the OCF state Secretariat, Osogbo, said their support for the governor is driven by a commitment to good governance and a resolve to ensure that intellectuals take the front seat in governance.
Omoworare said that the true change happens when the government leads from the front , adding that the people of the state can testify to the fact that the Governor Oyetola has positioned the state on a growth trajectory.
According to Omoworare, Oyetola Consultative Forum is inaugurated to reunite members of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state and to mobilize elctotares for the second term bid of the Governror across all political parties.
She noted that Oyetola has performed tremendously well in the area of social and infrastructural development adding that they would not sit and watch the progress made in the last twenty two months go away.
“We convened the group in order to publicize the giant strides Governor Oyetola adminstration has recorded in the area of infrastructural development, health provision, human and capacity building, provision of water and rural development in state.
“Our primary Objectives include reconciling with aggrieved members of All Progressives Congress ,APC and seeking the support of opinion leaders and stakeholders in Osun State to favour an additional four year term for Governor Oyetola .
Notably, his reversal of the old educational policy back to what the people want. This is a proof that he is not just a listening Governor, he is also reasonable. The people of Osun State are aware that we have a compassionate
Governor who links up with the community to determine projects to implement.
“Upon the realisation that an action Governor like Governor Gboyega Oyetola will benefit the State if his four year mandate is renewed for another four years, we came together to enlarge the political working structure of Governor Oyetola. We are experienced politicians of repute with the GOAL of mobilising a statewide cross-political support for the second term of Governor Oyetola.
“We are all witnesses to the last Governorship election that trumped Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola up as the Governor of Osun State. And in the last two years.
Speaking, the APC Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun lauded the members of the Oyetola Consultative Forum (OCF) for the initiative and readiness to support the present administration till 2026.
Famodun who was represented by the Media Consultant to Governor Oyetola, Mr Kola Olabisi said the group will enjoy full support from leadership of APC in the state.
He added that the present situation in Nigeria has called for diversification of economy which the present administration has done justice to in the state.
“There is nobody that will see the objective of Oyetola Consultative Forum that will not be moved with its political enlightenment on Governor Gboyega Oyetola administration and mechanism toward reconciling with aggrieved members of APC.
“Governor Gboyega Oyetola is working, nobody can be identified with failure. Osun communities have become construction sites that are testifying to the infrastructural development of present administration.
“Any time you need the party support APC is with you and it is ready to support you at anytime”. he added
Also speaking, Chairman of Osun SUBEB, Honorable Ajibola Famurewa discribed the governor as a listening governor saying that giving him the the chance to govern the state for another four years will afford the people of the state to continue to enjoy dividend of democracy.
He advised the members of the forum of the need to work towards the mobilisation of the electorates ahead of the governorship election saying the purpose of the forum is to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party in order to speak in one vioce for the re-election of the Governror.
Corroborating Famurewa’s point, the state Commissioner for Local Government, Honorable Yekini Adebayo commended the local government coordinators for the initiative saying they should work toward ensuring that the members of the party remain united
He urged the aggrieved members of the party to berry their grievances and return back to to the party to support the good work of Oyetola and to ensure his second term in office.
The former lawmaker, who became OCF coordinator for Osun Central Senatorial District, Hon Ismail Kolawole said the group came to being with the determination to support the present administration led by Gboyega Oyetola and his reelection in office.
The former lawmaker further said the that state is enjoying peaceful environment due to prompt payment of workers salaries.
He charged the local government coordinators to be steadfast in their activities across their respective communities for the progress of the party.
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