The Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran, has disclosed that the entire Ijesa people are solidly behind Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for second term.

The monarch said this in a public as he snubbed the Ijesa born immediate past governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

The revered monarch made the assertion as he said the move was in reciprocation of the good deeds of the governor.

GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that Aregbesola has mounted a spirited campaign to stop his successor and erstwhile chief of staff, Oyetola from getting a second term as governor.

Oba Aromolaran said this in his palace when the train of strategic engagement tour of Governor Oyetola moved to Ijesa-South Federal Constituency.

The traditional ruler declared his support on behalf of the traditional rulers, sons and daughters of Ijesaland for Governor, saying they are resolute to return him for a second term.

He described Oyetola as a game-changer whose tenure has brought drastic change to the art of governance in the State.

This is even as members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Iperindo, Atakumosa East Local Government Area, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Oba Aromolaran commended the Governor for turning around the socio-economic fortune of the State despite the meagre resources at his disposal.

The revered monarch specifically lauded the Governor for the sustenance of peace in the State since assumption of office just as he assured him of their maximum support to move the State forward.

According to him, the State has witnessed geometric progression under Oyetola’s watch, hence, the need to give him a maximum support to succeed in the next governorship election.

“I profess to you that you are a new Governor. I know why I said it. I greet you warmly and welcome you into the palace of Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland. Whoever I tell is a Governor will become Governor. This is a divine gift.

“This is not a place to talk long. Message has been passed already. We are going to pay you back. As far as Ijesaland is concerned, we don’t have any other person to vote for except you. Thousands of aspirants may come out to contest, but you are our anointed candidate, and we are ready to vote massively for you.

“Your good works have spoken for you. I commend you for your modest achievements and I am confident that God will reward you. We have seen all you are doing to transform the State. You are doing excellently well.

“Please continue to maintain peace. We don’t want anything that would truncate the relative peace and the peaceful atmosphere in the State. We have warned our children and they are ready to continue to live in peace.

“Our support includes peace. We have told our children not to foment trouble. You are doing well to maintain peace,” Oba Aromoralan said in a rebuff to the vow of Aregbesola against Oyetola.

“I pledge on behalf of the Ijesa traditional rulers, sons and daughters that we are resolute to support you and continue to give your Adminstration topmost cooperation and vote for you massively in order to make sure that you are returned elected.

“You will be returned. Whoever doesn’t want can go and hit his head on the floor. We don’t care. We believe strongly that you will win and across the State. I am in full control of Ijesaland and whatever I say is binding on every Ijesa son and daughter as the paramount ruler.

“Please put your mind at rest. We are for you. I know you are for us too, you are our own and nothing can change it. We are very glad that you know our requests”, Oba Aromolaran said in distancing the Ijesa from the opposition to Oyetola launched by Aregbesola.