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OSUN: I’ve no hard currencies to spend, Oyetola tells Ooni, others

GOVERNOR Adegboyega Oyetola says although he does not have money to buy private jets for monarchs or hard currencies to splash around for citizens, he had been blessed with the capacity to transform the state through good governance

He also said that Osun state was “too sophisticated for kindergarten politicians to govern. It is costly to allow such people to experiment with Osun.”

A statement issued yesterday  by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan said, the governor said this at the Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, during the flag-off of his re-election campaign in Ile-Ife.

According to him, Osun was too sophisticated to be governed by kindergarten politicians seeking to experiment with Osun.

He added that he is a believer in the fact that politics is not a do-or-die affair and that he is not interested in fire-for-fire approach espoused by a certain governorship aspirant.

Oyetola said, “I am happy that the Ooni knows that I have good intention to govern this State. I may not be able to buy private jets, but I have all it takes to fix Osun. I don’t have hard currencies to splash around and I don’t believe in a fire-for-fire approach, but I am confident of victory in the next governorship election because of the modest achievements of our administration and the wide acceptance from our people in the last three-and-a-half years.

“What we have done across sectors is evident for people to see. We have proved to our people that Osun is in safe hands in view of the equitable distribution of resources that had culminated into the development that our people have been witnessing in the nooks and crannies of the state.

“As you all know, a state like Osun is too sophisticated for kindergarten politicians to govern. It is costly to allow such people to experiment with Osun.

“In view of the way we have been managing the meagre resources at our disposal, coupled with the attendant challenges that we have successfully surmounted since assumption of office, it is instructive for discerning minds to know that governance is a serious task that cannot be left in the hands of mediocres.”

The governor also lauded the people of Osun, particularly residents of Ile-Ife for their unflinching support, cooperation and prayers for his administration, which he said have been the foundation of the success recorded so far.

While reeling out some of his achievements in various sectors, promised that his administration would not relent in delivering democratic dividends for all and sundry.

He attributed the decision to flag off his re-election campaign in Ife to the strong successes and victories the town had brought to his party in the past elections.

“There is no seed we plant in Ife that doesn’t sprout, this explained why we are flagging off our campaign from Ife. We appreciate the people of Ife, we do not joke with this town and we will never stop prioritising the welfare, wellbeing and overall development of Ife, and indeed the entire Osun.

“We will stop at nothing to ensure that dividends of democracy are equitably spread across the nooks and crannies of the State, just as we have spread our health and infrastructure interventions around, among many other interventions”, Oyetola added.

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