To this end, Oyinlola specifically implored the electorate to support Alhaji Fatai Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
He gave the charge in Osogbo while speaking with a group of professionals over the gubernatorial ambition of Akinbade.
“People should not be deceived by the antics of some politicians in our midst.
For the future of generations after us not to be in a disarray, we must get it right at the coming election.
“As far as I am concerned, Fatai Akinbade is the best among those currently vying for the governorship seat that can navigate the state out of its present logjam. I challenge anybody that says otherwise to give me a better candidate.
This informs why we are rolling all the support for him on the platform of ADC.”
According to Oyinlola, none of those contending with the one-time secretary to Osun State has records of achievements in governance that could be compared to those of Akinbade.
“I know the ex-SSG well because we have worked together. I can say that among them all, Fatai has the experience.
He had served as a commissioner, state PDP chairman that produced me as governor in 2003 and later he became SSG.
He understands the workings of government by every definition. This is the type of man Osun needs now,” he said.
Oyinlola reiterated that for equity to prevail, the West Senatorial district should be allowed to produce the next governor, insisting that other zones have had their fair shares.
The former governor appealed to the people of the state to be peaceful before, during and after the election.
“Without peace, no meaningful result can be achieved.
Let’s all comport ourselves in a civil manner for the betterment of all.”
He said people should be watchful and should not be deceived by money in their move to elect the next governor.