Osun 2018: I’m not Aregbesola’s anointed candidate– Aide

Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Osun Defender]
Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola [Photo Credit: Osun Defender]

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

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

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, Mr Oyetola said that there was no such arrangement in the party’s constitution.

Mr 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,’’ Mr 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.

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

(NAN)

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