Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, says he is not ready to engage in “fire for fire politics” as being propagated by some politicians ahead of the forthcoming July 16 governorship election in the state.
Oyetola said that the desperation of some politicians in their campaign to engage in do-or-die politics was not his character, but rather politics is a call to service to him.
The governor said this during an engagement programme with members of the Osun Chapter of the Young Farmers Association of Nigeria on Sunday, May 22, in Osogbo.
He said decency should be the watchword in political space; rather than the use of inciting words that could heat up the polity.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye; the governor said that he would rather engage in an issue-based campaign than in campaign of calumny.
Oyetola said that the continuation of the various development projects he had embarked on; since the inception of his administration was the reason for his re-election campaign.
He said it was only those who lacked the basic knowledge of governance that would see the election as a thug of war.
Oyetola, however, said that he was optimistic about winning the election, which he hoped would be free and fair.
Oyetola, who noted that his modest achievements in all sectors of the state would speak for his re-election; said the masses were also behind him.
The governor said as part of his love for the people; the process of enrolling 30,000 vulnerable youths into the Health Insurance Scheme(OHIS) had begun.
He also said that the government had kick-started massive recruitment of youths into Osun Youth Employment Scheme, popularly called (O’YES).
The governor said the recruitment was part of the government’s efforts to maximise the potential embedded in the youths. This is for them to contribute their quota to the growth and development of the state.
Oyetola also said that the recently flagged off of N 3.2 billion road rehabilitation in Osogbo, Olorunda, Irepodun/Orolu Federal Constituency; and Egbedore Local Government Area was part of his pledge to deliver good road network across the state to unleash socio-economic development.