By Shina Abubakar
OSOGBO—GOVERNOR Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, yesterday, disclosed that he will never betray his conscience in fulfilling his campaign promises to the people, if re-elected in the July 16 governorship election in the state.
The governor, represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, spoke during an engagement programme with members of Osun State Automobile Technicians Association.
He said the rumuor by the opposition parties that he would stop the payment when re-elected is dirty politics taken too far.
His words: “Since the beginning of our administration, we have spent N43 billion on payment of pension for retirees and we will not stop. Osun is also one of the few states in the country that had implemented the minimum wage, and we have been consistent in the payment.
“Those who are spreading falsehood that I will stop paying attention to the welfare of workers and our senior citizens are not to be trusted because they have nothing to offer.”
Osun monarchs endorse gov
Meanwhile, some traditional rulers in the state, yesterday, endorsed Governor Oyetola for another term in office citing his numerous achievements in various communities in the state.
The monarchs, about 25 of them, said: “Governor Oyetola, if he wins the next election, has only four years to spend. That will pay us better than for us to support other communities who are planning to take the second round when we have not taken one.
“Four years waiting is a shorter route than sacrificing our chance and our future for other people to take. When governor Oyetola completes his term of eight years, by the grace of God, we shall take our turn. Therefore, we state unequivocally that, for this governorship election, we should all support Governor Oyetola in our interest, and the interest of our dear state. Any other alternative will jeopardize our hope of ever producing a governor in our Federal constituency.
“We, therefore, call on various segments of our communities, notably Christians, Muslims, Traditionalists, artisans, motor vehicle and Okada transporters, students, applicants, civil and public servants, and other men and women organisations to key into this laudable and patriotic project.”