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Osun election: Oluwo endorses AGA aspirant

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi has expressed his satisfaction with the choice of Barrister Femi Kehinde as the candidate of the All Grassroots Alliance (AGA) at the September Governorship elections in Osun State.

Oba Akanbi said the emergence of Kehinde, a former member of the House of Representatives, aligned with his campaign for a son of Osun West Senatorial District as successor to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

The traditional ruler said his endorsement of the candidate was also informed by his confidence in the capability and competence of Kehinde, whose track record in political development of the state is hard to forget by the electorate.

“I am throwing my weight behind Barrister Kehinde based on the good name he has long made for himself in public service as former member of the House of Representatives. I maintain it that it is the turn of Osun West to produce the next governor and I have no doubt that God will answer my prayer.

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Kehinde, who was accompanied to the Iwo palace by the Minority Leader of Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Ademola Ige, commended the Oluwo for what he called the monarch’s consistent campaign for one of his subjects emerging the next governor of the state. He pointed out that Oba Akanbi has proved beyond reasonable doubt that he was divinely chosen to the throne going by his disposition and welfarist policies in the town.

“I am particularly very proud to have you as my father on the throne. My coming is to pay home to you firs after I won the party’s ticket before open campaign starts. I am here to receive your blessing as a child who desires to prosper should do. Long shall you reign in peace and good health,” he said.

The former member of the House of Representatives said he was in the race to revive the legacies left behind by the duo of the Late Obafemi Awolowo and Bola Ige during their tenure in the defunct Western region and old Oyo State respectively. He added that Osun State is still blessed with enormous natural and human resources to grow beyond the position it currently occupies among viable states in the country.

“It is a thing of sorrow recalling how our past leaders failed to consolidate on the progress achieved for us by the Late sage, Obafemi Awolowo and Bola Ige. The Television station which Bola set up in Iwo should rank among the best in the world based on the quality of facilities embedded in it. But where is it today? Successive governments wasted the huge project,” he said.

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