Many residents of Osogbo and Iwo yesterday commended the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 22 governorship election in Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, after benefitting from his free surgery project.
Over 160 patients have had lumps removed from various parts of their bodies and cataract from their eyes in the two cities since Monday. The patients were treated under the Ilerioluwa Free Health Mission which was brought to the state by Oyetola. His campaign is themed: Ilerioluwa.
While 100 patients were operated upon at the General Hospital Iwo yesterday, over 60 patients have had cataract removed from their eyes at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Osogbo since Monday. They are part of the over 10,000 people that have been treated free under the project.
At Iwo yesterday, many of the beneficiaries showered praises on Oyetola for coming to their aid. One of them, Mrs Risikat Amoo, who had a lump removed from her breast, showered praises on the APC candidate for rescuing her from the dangerous health condition.
According to her, she had been living with the lump for years due to inability to raise the funds for the treatment. She said her entire household would be eternally grateful to Oyetola and members of the medical team for bringing smiles to their faces again in Iwo.
At the teaching hospital in Osogbo, over 20 people have had free cataract surgery daily, restoring their original sight.
When The Nation visited the hospital yesterday, people of different ages, male and female, expressed gratitude to Oyetola for restoring their sight free-of-charge. They prayed God to give him sound vision physically and spiritually as he hopefully takes over the mantle of leadership of the state in November.
The patients and their relations left the hospitals smiling as they expressed support for the APC candidate.
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