Oyetola, Alabi sworn in as governor, deputy governor Osun State
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Adegboyega Oyetola has been sworn in as the governor of Osun State. Mr Oyetola, who won the September 22 governorship election on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) took the oath of office at the Osogbo City Stadium, on Tuesday in the state capital.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that he arrived at the venue of the event with his wife, Kafayat, and children at 11:40 am.
The Chief Judge of the State, Oyobola Adepele-Ojo, administered the oath of office on Mr Oyetola at 1:02 pm.
His deputy, Benedict Alabi, took the oath of office at 12:55 pm.
It is recalled that Oyetola, who was the flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had won the 2018 gubernatorial election in Osun State, polling 255, 505 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer, Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke that garnered 255,021 ballots.
In his goodwill message, President Muhammadu Buhari urged Mr Oyetola to rule with a human face and with the fear of God.
The president, who was represented by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, also urged him to be a governor for all.
Mr Buhari said the peaceful transition from one government to another was a demonstration that Nigeria democracy had matured.
Also speaking, Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling APC commended Mr Aregbesola for his achievements while in office.
He said “Aregbesola earned a progressive mandate for eight years, developed progressive programmes and handed over to another progressive governor.
“This is not a mere achievement, and we pledge our total support, both of us in office or out of office for the continuity of the progressive government established by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“And we are not going back to greed, selfishness, and corruption that held back our progress.”
Mr Tinubu, however, urged Mr Oyetola to embark on the same path that gave him the honour to become the governor, adding that the party was solidly behind him.
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