By Adesina Adefaye (Osun State Correspondent)
Amidst the 2022 governorship campaign posters flooding the streets of Osun state allegedly linked to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, the governor, at the weekend, disowned the posters in his name, saying he was more concerned with delivering the dividends of democracy which he had promised the people of Osun state.
The governor, according to his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, said governance is still uppermost in his mind and as such he would not want to be distracted at this critical stage of his tenure. He called on those behind the posters to tarry a while and wait for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to blow the whistle for the contest.
Two media outfits, Osun Defender and Bio reports, had reported: " Osun 2022: Oyetola's second term posters spotted in Osogbo."
The governor's Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, denied that his boss had a hand in the said posters. He wondered at the curious coincidence of the story in two different media by the same reporter who goes by the name Solomon Odeniyi.
Ismail said: "Since none of the two media acknowledged the other as being the originator of the news item, I smell some kind of mischief and ulterior motive, especially as the promoter and patron of one of the media was a former Commissioner in the State. Whatever the motives or intentions are, they are dead on arrival.
"For now, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State is more preoccupied with mobilizing the people for membership registration and revalidation exercise, while Governor Oyetola is preoccupied with governance and not politicking. The Governor appreciates the goodwill and the solidarity of those behind it, if truly they are genuine, but wishes to state that what is uppermost in his mind at the moment is to take Osun to greater heights.
"He, therefore, appeals to those behind it to channel their efforts towards supporting government's effort at changing the fortune of the State, which would probably make 2022 unattractive to the opposition, " Omipidan added. NNL.