Osun 2018: I am not Aregbesola’s anointed candidate – Oyetola

Osun 2018: I am not Aregbesola’s anointed candidate – Oyetola

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:59 pm

Adegboyega Oyetola

Contrary to speculations, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, the Chief of Staff  to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, says he is not the governor’s anointed candidate in the Sept. 22 governorship election in the state.

Oyetola, who is one of the aspirants in  the governorship election on the platform of All Progressives  Congress (APC), said this at a news conference on Tuesday in Osogbo.

He said rather than waiting for the governor’s endorsement, he would fight for the party’s ticket.

“If truly I have received the governor’s endorsement, I will not be doing what I am doing; campaigning.

“I will not like to be endorsed, but I will like to be treated on my own merit,’’ he said.

On the clamour for the zoning of the party’s ticket to the West Senatorial District of the state, Oyetola said that there was no such arrangement in the party’s constitution.

Oyetola  also said the reason he was vying for the governorship position was to ensure continuity of  the Aregbesola  government’s policies.

“We cannot afford to retrogress. Not anymore. The job at hand is too urgent to be left to just anyone unprepared.

“I believe I am the man for such a moment as  this. I have this experience and the pedigree. I am dependable and accessible,’’ Oyetola said.

The aspirant pledged  to make  the welfare of workers top priority, provide quality education, minimise unemployment and secure lives and property.

“My goal is to make Osun to be known as the destination for employment and jobs in the country,” he said.

Oyetola  also dismissed the  allegation that some cabinet members were made to swear to  an oath to support his governorship ambition.

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