Ahead of the August 9 governorship election in Osun state, all the traditional rulers in Ijesa North federal constituency, comprising of Obokun and Oriade Local Government Areas (LGAs), have declared their maximum support for Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s re-election.
The traditional rulers, in their meetings with the Aregbesola Campaign Committee in Obokun and Oriade councils respectively, unanimously agreed to give their unflinching support for the governor’s re-election, adding that Aregbesola’s performance in less than four years has spoken for him.
Speaking at the meeting, the chairman Obokun Chieftaincy Committee, Oba Enoch Adejare Oyooyo 11, Owa Ooye of Imesi-Ile, said the traditional council in the area will give Aregbesola’s re-election 100 per cent support because he has transformed the area through his infrastructural development programmes.
The traditional head maintained that the governor has placed high premium on the welfarism of the citizenry.
Urging the governor to see to the elevation and prompt payment of the allowances due to the traditional institution in the area, Oba Adejare said traditional rulers, being the custodian of culture and security of their domains, need to be properly taken care of, adding that the joy of the traditional head will reflect in the community’s development.
In the same vein, the chairman Oriade Chieftaincy Committee, Oba Adebayo Ogunmokun, praised governor Aregbesola for his transformation agenda and the way he has fast-tracked series of development in the state; particularly in all the towns in Oriade LG.
Oba Ogunmokun said Aregbesola’s administration, in three and half years, has put smiles on the faces of all and sundry in the state.
The traditional head, like his counterpart in Obokun council, demanded for the elevation of some traditional rulers to the status of part two Obas, urging the government to as a matter of urgency see to the payment of two years outstanding augmentation of their salary.