Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (2nd left) handing over the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag to Former Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Honourable Diran Ayanbeku (3rd left), during his defection in Ifetedo, Ife South Local Government. With them are, Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prince Felix Awofisayo (right); Special Adviser to the Governor on Youths, Sports and Special Needs, Comrade Biyi Odunlade (left); Women Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC) Ife South Local Government, Alhaja Fausat Aderinlewo (3rd right) and others, on Tuesday 29-07-2014
Thousands of supporters of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore led by a former Chairman of Ife South Local Government Area, Hon. Diran Ayanbekun, on Tuesday, 29th July, 2014 defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a colourful programme in Ifetedo.
This was just as the Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said his second coming to office will mark the end of lack of basic infrastructure in the state.
Aregbesola assured the people that his administration will build more roads and other social ammenities in Ife South Local Government.
In his words, “we thank you for your support always and we thank God that we have not disappointed you. We have been to the palace and we have noted all what the Kabiyesi said.
“Our second term can only be better because by the time we would have finished our second term in office, Osun will not lack any social amenity and it will be a place of pride among the committee of states in Nigeria,” the Governor noted.
There are 42 major settlements (towns and villages) and hundreds of hamlets in Ife South Local Government. Created out of the old Oranmiyan Local Government Area, the council is delineated into 11 wards.
Ayanbekun, a strong political associate of the PDP candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore and former Chairman of Osun State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters noted that he and his supporters decided to join the APC because of the giant strides of Aregbesola in the state.
He held that having studied goings on in the state, and with his love for the development of the state, he decided to join the APC as the opposition candidate and his former party has nothing superior to offer the state.
Earlier, the Olubosin of Ifetedoland, Oba Ilori Olowosoke, who spoke through the National President, Ifetedo Progressive Union, Prince Bisi Adeshingbin, commended the Governor for the infrastructure development in the area.
Adeshingbin added that the area needed more representation of Ifetedoland in the cabinet during the second term of the Governor.
He charged the Governor not to relent on his oars and that his second coming to office must be better than that of the first term, saying the people of the area are behind the Governor for the good work to continue.
He said, “we are happy with what you are doing in our area and the state at large, we pray that you will not relent in the good work you have started when you come back to the office.
“We will continue to pray for you because what you are doing is visible, but like Oliver Twist, we will like you to do more for Ifetedo people to be part of your cabinet,” the monarch stressed.