Today, the campaign train for the re-election of Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola for second term moves to Ikire Federal Constituency with visits to Irewole and Isokan Local Governments.
A statement issued by the Directorate of Media and Communication and signed by its Director, Oluomo Sunday Akere, indicated that the campaign team would first land at Isokan Main Council and Isokan South LCDA where the governor would first visit Ikoyi town to commission a new office complex of Isokan South LCDA.
The governor and his team, the statement added, would later pay traditional homage to royal fathers in the two council areas at the palace of the Alapomu of Apomu, Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi before addressing party faithfuls, artisans, market women and men, members of ethnic nationalities and the general public at the Palace Square Roundabout, Apomu.
“The campaign train will from there move to Irewole Main Council and Irewole North East LCDA where the team will first meet the royal fathers at the palace of Akire of Ikire before unveiling his program for the second term to the general public at St. John’s Pry. School Field, Ikire and also welcome hundreds of PDP members that are defecting to the APC,” Akere said.
Meanwhile, the campaign council has called on security operatives to take judicial notice of “the reckless and inciting statement of a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a viral video circulating on the social media.”
In the said video, the PDP chieftain from Irewole Local Government asked supporters of his party to take stones, sticks and cudgels and break the head of any identified APC member in Ikire ahead of the Governorship election.
“In a decent society, comments like this is enough to elicit invitation for the man to not only be reprimanded but made to commit himself to ensuring peace and tranquility in the area before, during and after the election,” the statement noted.