By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state on Monday, 2nd June, 2014 officially inaugurated the campaign committee set up to ensure his re-election at the August 9 governorship election in the state with a call on the committee members to provide security before, during and after the poll.
The 20-man committee comprised of chairmen and secretaries of federal constituencies in the state. Senator representing Osun Central in the Senate, Prof. Olusola Adeyeye is the chairman while a Political Scientist, Prof. Bunmi Ayoade, was made the secretary.
According to Governor Aregbesola while inaugurating the committee at the State House in Osogbo on Monday, 2nd June, 2014, victory would be recorded at the poll owing to the dexterity and political experience of members of the campaign committee.
Governor Aregbesola therefore charged them to put professional touch in ensuring security during campaigns and beyond.
His words: “I expect you to ensure that our party becomes victorious come August 9. I want you to always attend all the meetings called by the committee. You must have a professional in security who must man and work to ensure security before, during and after the election till the inauguration day and beyond.
“We must take every electoral engagement as a very serious contestation for power. This campaign committee was set up to build a society that will bring fulfilment, joy and progress to the party as well as the state”.
Aregbesola also charged them to develop a functional operational unit and ensure adequate publicity. He then prayed that God would make the work effective and fruitful so that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) would emerge victorious in the election.
Speaking, Senator Adeyeye expressed confidence that APC would rule the state for another four years and described Governor Aregbesola as a “fantastic product” that does not need advertisement.
Senator Adeyeye said: “I am confident that you (Aregbesola) will win and not only win, you will be overwhelmingly voted for by the people of the state. A good product does not need any advertisement, Aregbesola is a fantastic product.
“We will go to every corridor and corner of Osun so that come August 9, Iyiola Omisore will not win one ward in Osun. The party in power does not encourage violence but whoever does it will regret it. Osun will become a success story that not only the yorubaland will copy but the whole Nigeria.”