By Peter Adeniyi
An Osun State based political group, Oyetola Consultative Forum (OCF), on Thursday inaugurated its Professional Women’s wing to rally support for the second term in office of Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
Speaking at the event held at the multiple purpose hall of the Osun State Local Government Commission, the state coordinator of the OCF, Hon. Olanike Omoworare, said the newly inaugurated Professional Women Group will contribute to effort to identify and promote good governance in Osun State.
Omoworare said Oyetola’s sterling acheivements in education, health and agricultural sectors, massive infrastructural development, workers’ welfare and many more in the last 27 months speak volume of his competence to lead the state beyond 2022.
She said: “On occasion like this, we can not but acknowledge the good works of Mr. Governor to transform our dear state. His achievements are noticeable in the areas of infrastructural development, healthcare, human capacity development, prompt payment of workers’ salaries and pensions among others.
“A couple of days ago, he released a whopping sum of N963 million to 143 reitrees under the contributory pension scheme for those at the state and local governments despite harsh economic condition of our state.
“Also, he has just flagged off construction of a fly over at Olaiya junction in Osogbo, the state capital to ease traffic accelerate the economic development of the state. We understand the governor will finance the project through strategic alternative funding.
“So, as leaders of ruling political party, it is our duty to mobilize and rally support for our governor, who have demonstrated competence and have acheived a lot in a short time in office.
“It is our duty to highlight the achievements of the incumbent governor and support his laudable programmes. It is for this reason that we are calling the attention of people of the state to recorgnize the massive infrastructural and human development in Osun and to re-elect Mr. Isiaq Adegboyega Oyetola in 2022 in order to continue the good job.”
Also, those, who spoke in turn at the event attested to myraids of the Oyetola administration across the state.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, who was represented by the Media Consultant to the governor, Hon. Kola Olabisi, enjoined supporters of the party not to relent but to continue to work for progress of the party and the re-election of Governor Oyetola.
The chairman of ocassion and former Commissioner for Finance in the state, Elder Adetoyese Ojo, acknowledged brilliant performance of Govvernor Oyetola, saying he deserved re-election to keep the state in the path of development.
The Director-General of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, Mrs. Jumoke Akinjiola, who was Special Guest of Honour, described Governor Oyetola’s passion for welfare of workers as uncommon.
She said the state is lucky to have him as governor “because he has kept to all his campaign promises and has not disappointed people of the state despite harsh economic challenges in Nigeria.”
Akinjiola advised the women to throw their weight behind the governor, saying they have so much to gain by doing so.
Other speakers at the event include the state Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Mrs. Olubukola Olaboopo and Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode.