The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi on Saturday vowed to deliver 90,000 votes for the current Governor of the Osun State and governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola.
Oba Akanbi stated this on Saturday after casting his vote at Unit 1 Ward 2, in Iwo town Iwo Local Government.
He was said to have earlier promised to deliver for the ruling party and its candidate in the ongoing governorship election in Osun.
The Yoruba monarch while stating his reason for supporting Oyetola, pointed to the prompt payment of salary in the state.
He said, “I am confident of delivering 90,000 votes. It is not easy for the governor to move from the status quo and do what is right. He has been paying his full salary. Osun is a civil servant state and the people depend on salaries.
“He has been paying debt inherited and didn’t use the money for frivolities. I have told my people to vote for the APC and they will vote for APC. The governor is doing a great job. I believe the person doing a great job should continue. I want all persons to vote peacefully.”
Speaking on the issue of vote buying in the country, Oluwo said, “Vote buying is a challenge to democracy. The populace does not have hope. They are getting what they can get. It is a bad situation. We do not know when to get out of it. The new breeds of politicians will help us to get out of it but people are hungry. They need food. Vote buying cannot stop now until we see real dividends of democracy.
“My domain is peaceful. I have told them nobody should stay home. They should show their voting strength. We want to see our strength. Nobody should stay home and watch television.”