Osun guber poll: I’m not desperate for reelection – Oyetola
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said his re-election bid is not a do or die affair that some politicians have declared the forthcoming July 16 governorship election in the state to be.
Oyetola said that the desperation and inordinate ambition of some politicians in their campaign to engage in do-or-die politics was not in his character.
He said decorum and civility should be the watchwords in political space rather than the use of inciting words that can lead to chaos.
The governor said this during an engagement programme with members of the Osun Chapter of Young Farmers Association of Nigeria on Sunday in Osogbo.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, the governor said that he would rather engage in issue-based discussions regarding his achievements and prospects ahead, and will not involve in a campaign of calumny.
Oyetola further said that the continuation of the various developmental projects he had embarked on since the inception of his administration was the reason for his re-election campaign.
He also opined that only those who lacked basic knowledge of governance would always see the election as a thug of war.
Oyetola, however, said that he was optimistic about winning the election, and called for a free and fair poll.
Oyetola, who noted that his achievements in all sectors of the state economy would speak for him and ensure his re-election, stressed that the masses were also behind him.