Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has warned residents of the state not to be deceived by the promises of untested politicians.
Oyetola, who said he had remained true to all the promises made before his first term, vowed to continue to give high priority to the welfare of the people, if re-elected.
The governor spoke on Sunday at an engagement program hosted by the state Civic Engagement Center, held in the village of Ijimo in the Oriade Local Government Area in the State of Osun.
Oyetola, who was represented by his special adviser on civic engagement, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, dismissed insinuations from some people that he would stop working if re-elected.
Noting that he had not reneged on any of the promises he had made since taking office, Oyetola said he would not renege but rather would work hard to keep all his promises, if re-elected for another term.
He said: “When I took office in November 2018, I promised the prompt and full payment of workers’ salaries as well as pension. And so far, the promise has been kept, as workers and our seniors get their rights when they are needed.
“I have also promised to engage in development projects and this is evident in the areas of road rehabilitation, health, education, youth empowerment, as well as food provision free monthly to vulnerable groups, among others.
“In addition to the flyover of Olaiya, which is awaiting its inauguration, we have embarked on other road rehabilitation and reconstruction works across the state. We recently approved the repair of 25 roads, spanning 200 kilometers across the state.
“Out of our free monthly food distribution, more than 300,000 vulnerable households have benefited since the beginning and we will not stop. In the area of health intervention, we have rehabilitated, revitalized, renovated and modernized 332 health centers focal primary health care centers across the state.
“The administration had distributed drugs worth N50 million to primary health care facilities in the state along with several new beds in all health facilities in the state among others.
“If you give me your support again, which I believe you will, these good works will never stop but rather expect more.
“You have been testing me for almost four years now and you can see that I have in no way disappointed you. I urge you not to let untested Kindergarten politicians fool you.
The governor then called on the inhabitants to keep their voter cards well, being in their power to ensure the continuity of his work beyond this first mandate.
A statement from Oyinyiloye on Sunday noted that the Onijimo of Ijimo, Oba Samuel Abe, commended the governor for visiting villages in the area and encouraged him to maintain such a gesture, as it serves as a way to connect to rural communities.
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