Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, who won the State of Osun September 22, 2018 governorship election on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) took the oath of office at the Osogbo City Stadium, on Tuesday in the state capital.
The new Governor arrived the venue of the event with his wife, Kafayat, and children at 11:40 am.
The Chief Judge of the State of Osun , Oyobola Adepele-Ojo, administered the oath of office on Mr Oyetola at 1:02 pm.
His deputy, Hon. Benedict Alabi, took the oath of office at 12:55 pm.
Governor Isiaka Oyetola took over from Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola, who came into power on November 27, 2010.
In his goodwill message, President Muhammadu Buhari urged Governor Oyetola to rule with a human face and with the fear of God.
The president, who was represented by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, also urged him to be a governor for all.
President Buhari said the peaceful transition from one government to another was a demonstration that Nigeria democracy has matured.
The president commended the people of the state for conducting themselves peacefully during the governorship election in spite of the hitches, adding that the victory was for the people.
He also commended Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for steering the ship of the state in the right direction in the last eight years and for handing over power to another APC governor.
The president, however, said the Federal Government was committed to the completion of various infrastructure projects in the state.
He said the federal government had supported the state in the area of health, housing, water, economy and education.
In his speech Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the ruling APC commended Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for his achievements while in office.
He said “Aregbesola earned a progressive mandate for eight years, developed progressive programmes and handed over to another progressive governor.
“This is not a mere achievement, and we pledge our total support, both of us in office or out of office for the continuity of the progressive government established by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“And we are not going back to greed, selfishness, and corruption that held back our progress.”
Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, however, urged the new governor to embark on the same path that gave him the honour to become the governor, adding that the party was solidly behind him.
In his speech, Governor Oyetola said his administration marked a new beginning in the state.
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