I’ll run inclusive, participatory government ― Osun State Governor-elect, Oyetola

OyetolaOSUN State Governor-Elect, Mr Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola, on Friday vowed to run an all-inclusive and participatory government which would consult workers, traditional institution, youths, civil society and women, including all relevant stakeholders to foster steady social and economic growth of the state.

Oyetola, who made this disclosure in his acceptance speech after his declaration as the winner of Osun State 2018 governorship poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Friday emphasised that “I will run an inclusive and participatory government. I will consult with the party, workers, communities, traditional rulers, the civil society and the people of the state in their heterogeneity.”

Describing his emergence as the governor as a victory for democracy and rule of law, he commended President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national leaders of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, among others for their immense support and encouragement.

According to the acceptance speech obtained by Saturday Tribune in Osogbo, Oyetola posited that “this election is primarily a victory for democracy, rule of law and due process. It is a victory for the right of every citizen to participate in their own government which democracy represents.”

“The victory is an affirmation by the people of Osun in the APC government that has been on the saddle in the past eight years; and the acceptance of our ideology. It is a positive affirmation of our people-friendly policies and the way we have steered the ship of state, even under the most challenging circumstances.”

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“This is ultimately a victory for the people of Osun that have been given a voice and a hope of democratic and responsible leadership. I will like to commend and congratulate INEC for successfully conducting a free, fair and credible governorship election. I congratulate also our party, the APC, in Nigeria and South West, for its well-deserved victory at the polls, wrapping up the South West states and giving it the opportunity to use the progressive platform it offers for accelerated development of the region.”

“I will like to express my profound gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his invaluable support and for leading a delegation of party and government officials to my campaign. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo did a yeoman’s job. He made several trips to Osun and supported the campaign with all available resources.”

“I regard the mandate given to me by the good people of Osun as sacred and I am taking it seriously. Of course, I have been part of the new beginning that started eight years ago. Nevertheless, in continuing the glorious path on which I am now very familiar, it is a new beginning for me. I am committing myself the more to the good governance of Osun and the welfare of the people”,

“I must thank also the coalition that emerged for the rerun, including Senator Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Osun Alliance of Collaborating Political Parties (ACPP) that wholeheartedly endorsed and supported my candidature.”

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