By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
A Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and member of the House of Representatives, Hon Lawrence Babatunde Ayeni has inaugurated a team of over one thousand volunteers that will work inwardly in ensuring that APC and Gov. Gboyega Oyetola win the Osun gubernatorial election in July.
Ayeni, who is representing Ijesa South Federal Consistency, inaugurated the team tagged “Ayeni Team For Oyetola” on Friday at his campaign office at Imo, Ilesa, Osun.
While speaking at the inauguration, the lawmaker explained that the newly inaugurated team would be saddled with the responsibility of house to house campaign for the re-election of the incumbent governor.
He highlighted the tremendous performance of the Governor within the last three years saying it is paramount to work for the re-election of the governor.
He said there are 42 wards in his constituency and the team would start working from the grassroot, through house to house propagation of the good works executed by Gov. Oyetola in the last three and half years of his administration.
Reeling out the achievement of the governor, Ayeni pointed out the recently upgraded Osun State College of Education, Ilesa to a full-fledged University, saying Oyetola is a talk and do governor that is always ready to listen to the yearnings of the people.
He said, “We are inaugurating a group called “Team Ayeni for Oyetola” for the re-election bid of the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
“I took the bull by the horn today to inaugurate this team and later we will move to the 42 wards in the federal constituency.
“I have one hundred and seventy Ayeni support groups and I have told them that I want people that can work for reelection of Governor Oyetola and over 1000 volunteers registered for the team.
“Governor Oyetola has performed tremendously well in Ijesha land. About three weeks ago he gave us what we have been agitating for many years ago. Oyetola upgraded the State College of Education, Ilesa to a full-fledged university.
“I want to urge my people and the entire Residents of Osun to continue to support our able Governor and to come out en-mass and cast their votes for governor come July 16.” he said.
Speaking at the event, the Director General, Ilerioluwa Campaign Organization, Honourable Israel Famurewa, lauded the efforts of hon. Ayeni for putting the team together to support the party and Governor Oyetola in his re-election bid.
He charged the volunteers not to relent on the assignment given to them, adding that APC results in the last election was poor, saying there is a need to improve in the coming gubernatorial poll.
Famurewa urged them to mobilize people from the villages and communities to vote for Governor Oyetola for the continuity of the good works and development of the state.
“Team Ayeni for Oyetola are friends, associates who wish to work with Honourable Ayeni for the reelection of Governor Oyetola.
“We charged them to embark on door to door, from one community to another to canvas votes and make sure people come out on July 16 to cast their votes for Governor Oyetola.
“Ijesa will love to vote for Mr Governor again when you look at the appointment distribution. We are well favored in Ijesaland and its time for us to repay the governor for his maganomity” he added.
Leader of the party, Elder Kunle Odeyemi described the initiative of Hon. Lawrence Ayeni as well thought , stressing that the event marked the beginning of house to house campaign Strategy of the party to ensure victory at the Guber poll and it sets a foundation for other elections.
Echoing a similar views, Hon Richard Tinubu, in his speech at the event lauded the initiative of Ayeni , stressing that all hands must be on deck to return the governor with their votes.
Tinubu who expressed delight over the large numbers of Supporters who stormed Ayeni Campaign office for the imagination ceremony, said there was no doubt that the governor would emerge victorious in the coming gubernatorial election.
He said the only was way to continue to enjoy the dividend of Democracy is to reelect Governor Oyetola.
Other speakers encouraged everyone to work towards the actualisation of the reelection of Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
The event was graced by notable political figures and leaders at the local, state and federal levels, among them are; Hon. Israel Famurewa, Elder Kunle Odeyemi, Hon. Femi Kujenbola, Hon. Folarin Fafowora, Elder Sayo Abimbola, to mention but a few.