The All Progressives Congress candidate in Saturday’s Osun State governorship election, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, will deliver on his health care promise, the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said on Wednesday.
He spoke at the Osogbo Stadium during a visit to the venue of the free health mission initiated by Oyetola.
The free health care mission, which started about 10 days ago, had been taken to major towns in the state with about 30,000 people now treated. It will end today with a round of treatment in Oyetola’s home town, Iragbiji in the Boripe Local Government Area today (Thursday).
Tinubu told those who turned out for treatment that the APC candidate would “deliver on his promise to make good health care available to citizens” after taking office.
He urged the beneficiaries to take their destinies in their hands by voting for Oyetola on Saturday.
Tinubu told them that in democracy, “the only way to put a government in place is through the ballot box when people vote in their leaders.
“You must ensure that you use your votes to bring in a credible leader who can deliver on his promise, by voting Oyetola.”
Tinubu, who was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole; Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu; and Commissioner for Innovation, Science and Technology, Remi Omowaye, said Oyetola after he became the APC candidate, proposed the idea of a free medical mission which he supported.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the APC in Lagos State, Dr Wale Ahmed, has asked the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, to retrace his steps and support his APC counterpart, Oyetola, in the election.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Ahmed urged Adeleke to retrace his steps and support his more qualified rival, Oyetola, instead of embarking on an adventure that would make him lose his deposit at the poll.
He said, “Oyetola is the best among the candidates. He knows the problems and challenges and how to tackle them. He will not dance away the fortune of Osun State. He is a serious contender and that is why Osun people take him seriously.
“I advise Senator Ademola Adeleke to embrace reality; to do soul-searching. He should note that he will be overwhelmed by the challenges on the ground. He should retrace his steps and support Oyetola. Osun will only vote for a serious contender.”