Politics: Osun too sophisticated to be governed by kindergarten politicians – Oyetola
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, says the state is too sophisticated to be governed by kindergarten politicians seeking to experiment with Osun.
Oyetola said this at the Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, during the flag-off of his re-election campaign on Thursday in Ile-Ife.
The governor, who noted that he does not have money to purchase private jets for traditional rulers or hard currencies to splash around on citizens, said he is endowed with the capacity to transform the state through good governance.
Oyetola said because he is a man of peace and a believer in the fact that politics is not a do-or-die affair, he is not interested in a fire-for-fire approach to politics.
“I am happy that the Ooni knows that I have good intentions to govern this State.
“The modest achievements of our administration and the wide acceptance from our people in the last three and half years will showcase our capabilities.
“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,” he said.
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.
Oyetola, who highlighted some of his achievements across various sectors, promised that his administration would not relent in delivering democratic dividends for all and sundry.
In his address of welcome, the Senate Spokesperson and Director-General of the Osun APC Campaign Council, Sen. Ajibola Basiru, described the decision to flag off the campaign in Ife as symbolic and strategic.
According to him, the good works of Oyetola and the prayers he had received from Ife will earn him victory in the July 16 governorship election.
Shortly after the session in the palace, Oyetola headed to Enuwa Square, the venue of the campaign, where he addressed the mammoth crowd of party members, supporters as well as residents of Ife.