• 60 get free surgery from medical mission
As campaign for votes continues, Governor Rauf Aregbesola yesterday urged the electorate to elect candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, whom he described as academically and professionally sound to govern Osun State and take it to higher heights.
He made the comment yesterday while addressing the crowd that thronged the political rally of Oyetola, and his running mate, Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, in Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area.
In attendance at the Irewole/Isokan/Ayedade federal constituency rally were chieftains of the APC, including the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Najeem Salam; wife of the governor, Serifat; wife of the APC governorship candidate, Kafayat; and Commissioner for Finance, Bola Oyebamiji.
Aregbesola appealed to the people to vote for Oyetola because of his competence, integrity and pedigree. He urged the people not to allow “desperate political parties” to reverse the tempo of development of the state.
“Oyetola has proven himself to be a role model to the youths. He is hardworking, experienced and competent. He is a candidate to trust. Academically and professionally, Oyetola had made his marks. So, Osun can not afford to have a dullard or a desperado as governor.”
At the rally in Ilesa, Aregbesola
assured the people that they would not regret voting in Oyetola as his successor.
Oyetola said he was prepared for the job adding that “governance is not a tea party to be left with the mediocre or the desperados.”
“I am prepared for this job. I will hit the ground running. I know where to start and no one is going to tell what is next to do. I will protect the welfare of the people of the state, including our hard- working, who had made enough sacrifice for this great state and make it to be what it is today,” he said.
Meanwhile, many residents of Osogbo and Iwo have commended 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.
While 100 patients were operated upon at the General Hospital, Iwo yesterday, over 60 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.