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Days after submission of nominees list, Orolu indigene writes open letter to Governor Oyetola
Few days after Governor Oyetola submitted list of nominees such as Commissioners and Senior Special Adviser to the Osun State House of Assembly, it has generated controversy over the non-inclusion of Ifon-Orolu Local Government representative in the State Executive Council.
The non-inclusion has made one Abidiin Opeyemi Olasupo to write an Open letter to Governor Gboyega Oyetola to express his dissatisfaction on the nominees list.
The letter reads as follow;
Sir: Permit me to start on the note of congratulating you on the success of adding yet another year to your well-meaning years on earth. It’s my prayer and that of other well-meaning persons, especially those from the State of Virtue that you live long in essence. We are hopeful your tenure would usher in unprecedented growth, development and prosperity for our state.
Also, your achievements in the time you have been in office hasn’t gone unnoticed, particularly in the area of health, as the recent inauguration of the governing board of Osun Health Insurance Agency and the state’s Primary Healthcare Board would ensure the people of Osun State get quality primary healthcare, coupled with the most recent commissioning of the first 100 of the 332 Primary Healthcare Centres being reconstructed and upgraded in each ward of the State.
I’m writing you at this time to share in the disappointment of the people of Ifon-Orolu Local Government for their non-exclusion in the cabinet list forwarded to the House of Assembly last week. We are not only dissatisfied by the omission on the list even when it translates to the fact that our local government area has been side-lined from the leadership of the state, both at the executive and legislative level, but in the fact that this development is taking place against the provisions of the federal character.
It is thus only necessary for you as the governor to look into this, as we have faith in his government to lead our state to prosperity in fairness and justice. The atmosphere that should be of celebration considering the Independence Anniversary of our country has left the people of Ifon-Orolu with mixed feelings, as the feeling among the political class and elite is that of betrayed loyalty.
This clamour is not in any way aimed at attacking the governor as we remain ruthless in our support for his administration to ensure the State of Virtues rise above the shackles limiting it to an enviable standard that places it in the heart of all and sundry. However, I believe and stand convinced that the price of unflinching loyalty shouldn’t be undue abandonment.
Mr. Governor, you have my best wishes as you proceed in reforming and initiating programmes and policies that have positive effects on our state and people, we hope that our desire to work in synergy with your government wouldn’t be trampled upon.
Abideen Opeyemi Olasupo, Orolu Local Government, Ifon Osun.