The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in September 22 Osun State governorship election, Mr. Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola, has pledged to rule the state with the fear of God if elected into office. He promised to be fair to all, irrespective of religion, ethnicity, social and economic status.
Speaking yesterday in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, after a prayer session with Imams and Alfas in Osun State, he explained why he came out very late to express his intention for the exalted office. Oyetola said he took his time to seek the face of God and to consult widely before taking the decision to join the governorship race. According to him, he resolved to vie for the governorship position after receiving an assurance that it was the will of God to do so, adding that he must make efforts and ask for people’s support to make God’s plan come to fruition.
The governorship candidate, who is also the Chief of Staff to Osun State governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, solicited the support of the Imams and Alfas in the state, noting that “your prayers could make a whole lot happen.” Oyetola, who said he would never promise what he could not deliver, assured that he would live up to expectations of the people because “I have been around in the state for enough time to know how the people feel and what they need.”
Making reference to his pedigree as a son of a Chief of Imam, he promised to give due recognition to religious leaders.