OSUN State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has welcomed thousands of supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate, Iyiola Omisore, into the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a colourful campaign in Ifetedo.
They were led by a loyalist of the PDP candidate and a former Chairman of Ife South Local Government Area, Diran Ayanbekun.
Ayanbekun, who is also a former Chairman of the state House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, said he and his supporters decided to join the APC because of Aregbesola’s achievements.
He revealed that after a thorough study of events and his love for development, he decided to join the APC since his former party had nothing serious to offer the people.
Aregbesola, while receiving the former PDP members, pledged that his second tenure would mark the end of lack of basic infrastructure.
He assured the people that his administration would build more roads and other social amenities in Ife-South Local Government.
He said: “We thank you for your supports and we thank God that we have not disappointed you. We have been to the palace and we have noted all what the Kabiyesi said.
“Our second term can only be better. Because by the time we would have finished our second term in office, Osun will not lack any social amenity and it will be a place of pride.”
There are 42 major towns and villages and hundreds of hamlets in Ife South. Created out of the old Oranyiyan Local Government Area, the council is delineated into 11 wards.
Earlier, the Olubosin of Ifetedoland, Oba Ilori Olowosoke, who spoke through the National President, Ifetedo Progressive Union, Prince Bisi Adeshingbin, praised the governor for bringing infrastructure development to the area.
Adeshingbin requested that the governor should appoint more sons and daughters of Ifetedoland into the state cabinet during his second term.
He charged the governor not to relent on his oars, adding that his second tenure must be better than the first.
“We are happy with what you are doing in our area and the state at large. We pray that you will not relent in the good work you have started when you come into office again.
“We will continue to pray for you because the good works you are doing are visible. But like Oliver Twist, we will like you to do more for Ifetedo people to be part of your cabinet,” he said.