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Osun 2018: Osogbo Indigenes Hold Crucial Meeting, Say It's Our Turn To Produce Next Governor (Photos)

Indigenes of Osogbo, capital of Osun state have met and resolved that one of them must succeed incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola in order to continue the governor's strides in the state and Osogbo in particular.

Rising from their maiden Assembly, the indigenes including all Osogbo-born professionals, youth groups, institutions, and organisations under the auspices of Osogbo Affairs Forum (OSAF), said Osogbo is ready to take its rightful place by supporting an indigene of the capital city at the September 22 governorship election.

The Assembly which held at the Osogbo City Hall, Olonkoro had the attendants deliberating extensively on the political future of their town insisting that Osogbo could boast of competent persons to vie and win the governorship poll.

The communique issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the chairman, Professor Waheed Babatunde Yahya, the vice chairman, Dr. Kamoru Oluwatoyin Kadiri and the secretary, Mr. Asimiyu Badru said any political party that allows Osogbo indigene to fly it's ticket would enjoy massive votes from the town.

It reads,  "various interest groups of Osogbo extraction which include but not limited to Osogbo Progressive Union (OPU), Osogbo Affairs Forum (OSAF), Osogbo Oroki Parapo, Osogbo Development Action Group, (ODAG), Osogbo Professionals Initiatives (OPI), Osogbo National Students Union (ONSU) converged and affirmed to serve the interest of Osogbo.

" Osogbo is ready to take its rightful position in State and produce the next Governor of Osun State.

" Osogbo parades quality, qualified, competent and very sound contenders/aspirants in the 2018 Governorship race across all political parties in Osun State.

"Osogbo is willing to see the next Governor who will sustain and build on the current infrastructural development in Osogbo as the Capital City and Osun State, as a whole.

"Osogbo charges all indigenes to strive and ensure that indigenes of Osogbo emerge as the Governorship candidates of their various political parties.

"Any political party that presents an indigene of Osogbo as its Candidate at 22nd September, 2018 election, will enjoy massive votes from Osogbo.

"The general assembly, will hold again after the conduct of the Governorship Primary Elections of all the political parties of Osogbo and take a firm decision on the next line of action.

"Osogbo must produce the next senator for Osun Central and member of Representatives for Osogbo Federal Constituency

"The move enjoys the full support of the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Abidemi Oyetunji Olanipekun, Larooye II, the Ataoja-in-Council and the entire Osogbo Progressive Union (OPU), under the Chairmanship of the Worldwide President, Ambassador Abdul-Rasaq Siyanbola."


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