Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has expressed hope that he would be re-elected for another term in office, saying that his winning would be determined by God and the people of Osun state.
He made this known on Wednesday while speaking to newsmen in his Iragbiji residence. He said there was no real quarrel within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
When asked if he could win another term in 2022 with the current crisis in the ruling party, the governor said there were ongoing efforts to reach out to those that had disagreement basically on principles with his administration.
He said, “Election winners are determined by performance or ratings by people but most importantly, God determines winners of election. If God ordains it and people will determine the next governor. There is no real quarrel in APC. What we have is basically disagreement on principles.”
Speaking on the arrears of modulated salary owed workers by the immediate past administration, Oyetola promised to offset the arrears during his electioneering, adding that fulfilling the promise would depend on the resources available to his administration.
“Only a few states pay salaries now, I have been paying full salary since 2018. I have implemented minimum wage while many states are yet to do so. I am not reneging on my promise to pay salary arrears, but that will be subject to availability of funds.”
According to him, logistics challenges had affected the formal take- off of Amotekun Corps in the state, adding that the recruitment of men had commenced.
“With the administrative issues affecting the group being resolved, the corps will take off soon. The men are doing well helping to provide security. I believe they will do better ; we will support them with necessary facilities, including equipment,” he added.