God, people of Osun will decide my second term – Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday, said there was no “real quarrel” within the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state, and expressed hope that he would be re-elected for another term.

Oyetola, who spoke with newsmen in his Iragbiji residence, was asked if he could win another term in 2022 with the current crisis in the ruling party.

In response, the governor said there were ongoing efforts to reach out to those that had disagreement basically on principles with his administration.

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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 admitted promising to offset the arrears during his electioneering.

He, however, said fulfilling the promise would depend on the resources available to his administration, stressing that he would continue to place high premium on workers welfare.

“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.

He said, “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.”

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