Friday, 14 February 2014

The Race into 2014 Governorship Election in Osun State

The formal declaration of Senator Christopher Iyiola Omisore on Saturday, February 8, 2014, to contest the August 9, governorship election in Osun State on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), no doubt, has tremendously intensified the tempo of political activity in the state.

The Labour Party (LP) in the state also has an intimidating aspirant in the person of Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) under Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola. Though, Akinbade is a
new entrant into the party, he joined the fold of the party with huge number of PDP members who were said
not comfortable with scheming and manovering in the party. Akinbade’s group might have noticed the handwriting on the wall that a particular aspirant may be given the party’s ticket quickly packed their bags and luggage's to join Labour Party.

But the incumbent Governor, Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) remain a candidate to beat by any of the governorship aspirants going by his performances and record of achievements his administration has recorded in the last three and half years. All sectors of the state especially road construction, education, health, youth employment, agriculture, commerce, tourism and culture have felt the impact of the current administration. All the federal roads in the state have been undertaken by the state government under its road reconstruction plans.

 Source: Daily Independent

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