BREAKING: Oyetola officially sworn in as Osun governor
Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, has been officially sworn in as the 5th executive governor of Osun State.
Oyetola will now assume the position of the governor from Rauf Aregbesola following the handing over ceremony which held in Osogbo, the state capital.
Both men are members of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC. Both also have other things in common: they were both based in Lagos and are staunch loyalists of APC national leader, Bola Tinubu.
Mr Aregebsola has governed Osun State for eight years. His tenure witnessed massive infrastructural development including construction of major roads and schools. His tenure, particularly his second term in office, was, however, also characterised by irregular payment of workers salaries.
Mr Oyetola won the September Osun governorship election, narrowly defeating Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Adeleke and the PDP have cried foul and are currently challenging the victory in court.