By Tunde Oyekola, Osogbo
The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has appealed to the people to support and encourage steady growth and development of the state by voting All Progressives Congress (APC) back into power in the forth coming gubernatorial election.
Aregbesola said the current spate of development being experienced in Osun will continue if the APC is returned to power, describing the party as the light that come to liberate the state from backwardness.
Speaking at a town hall meeting with the people of Ife Federal Constituency on Monday, the governor said the people of the state would continue to experience and receive dividends of democracy as long as APC remains in government.
The Governor who warned the people of the people against the danger of allowing the opposition Party to get into government, stated that the party has never been known for anything good.
He urged the people of Ife to be cautious and careful so that they will not be deceived into making the mistake of allowing the current spate of development of the state made available by the APC come to end, stating that the PDP was all out to deceive people once again.
Aregbesola called on members of the APC to forget their differences and close ranks for the party to become stronger and difficult for any other political party to defeat in the coming elections.
The Governor said the party cannot afford to lose the state to the opposition for the sake of Osun people who don’t want to experience retrogression again.
He advised members of the party to always have the interest of the masses at heart in whatever decision they take as it would go a long way in determining the future.
In his address, the state party chairman, Prince Adegboyega Famoodun said the town hall meeting became necessary because of the need to show appreciation to members of the party who have stood by the governor and the party in the past seven and half years.
Famodun said the party is ready to do more for the people of the state, hence the need to do everything possible to allow APC to continue to rule the state.
In an address, a representative of the APC elders council, Chief Sooko Adewoyin, said: “We all need to come together for the good of the party and the state and we should always put the state first before our individual desires if we truly are interested in saving our state from the hands of hoodlums who are in the PDP”.