The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has charged the State of Osun Governor-elect, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, to operate digital governance as a build-up on his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s successful regime during which he laid the infrastructural foundation for the state.
Oluwo described Osun as a developing state thirsty for digital turn-around, calling on the Governor-elect to transcend his predecessor in provision of social amenities.
As contained in a congratulatory message signed and made available to journalists by the monarch’s press secretary, Ibraheem Alli, Oluwo described the victory as hard fought, imploring Oyetola to embrace an all inclusive government.
The statement equally requested political stakeholders to see Osun governance as a collective responsibility being the source and primary home of all Yorubas.
Oba Akanbi lauded political actors for a peaceful poll despite the heated atmosphere, noting the demonstration was an attestation of an enlightened people.
He congratulated Oyetola for God’s mercy, saying his victory and birthday coincidence were symbol of progressive governance.
“The civility demonstrated during the gubernatorial election was an attestation of a matured people and hope to the survival of our democracy. With the conduct and comportment of the good people of Osun, I’m hopeful the future is bright. It shows we are educated and cultured to maintain such a calm tension.
“Digital governance is a definition of development. Aregbesola brought the innovation in various sectors. As such, the tempo must be improved upon to turn around the fortune of our dear state.
“The keen victory was a message to the wise. It has sent a signal for the governor-elect to improve the tempo of his predecessor through provision of basic needs such as road network, electricity, quality health services, hygienic water, timely payment of Workers salary and other basic needs”.
Oluwo, being the Chairman of the Welfare Committee, Osun State Council of Obas and President Iwo Traditional Council appealed for good welfare and advisory role for traditional rulers as the closest and most accessible to the grassroots.