Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, on Sunday, assured the people of the state of more dividends of democracy, if reelected in the forthcoming July 16 governorship election.
Oyetola gave the assurance during an engagement programme organised by the state’s Civic Engagement Office for Palm kernel Association in Osogbo.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, said that various developmental projects his administration had achieved since inception were tips of the iceberg.
Oyetola said that his administration had performed credibly well in the areas of health, education, poverty alleviation, infrastructure, youth empowerment, free monthly food for the vulnerable, prompt payment of salaries, and pensions, among others.
While he noted that the need to consolidate on the achievements recorded in the last three and half years formed the basis for his re-election, the governor stated that contrary to the belief that many second-term governors usually relapse into non-performance, said he had made a covenant with God to keep to his oath of office.
The governor said: “Nothing can change my covenant with God and the people of the state in putting smiles on their faces, this is because I see politics as a means to serve the people and make a positive impact in their lives.
“The yearning for re-election is to consolidate on what we had achieved since the inception of our administration.
“And I can assure the good people of the state that more dividends of democracy will be made available during our second term”, he said.
Oyetola then urged members of the association to support his re-election, adding that he will continue to provide the enabling environment for their businesses to thrive.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the association, Chief Abdulganiyu Ogundele, commended the governor for the giant stride he had accomplished in the provision of infrastructure amenities across the state.
He, however, appealed to the governor to assist members of the association with more soft loans to boost their businesses.
He also promised that the association would support his re-election for the continuation of the good work.