Osogbo, the Osun State capital, was agog on Thursday as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, led members of the National Campaign Committee of the state’s governorship election to campaign for its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.
Also on the campaign train were Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who chairs the committee; Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; their Ondo State counterpart, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Kayode Fayemi.
Former Osun, Ogun and Ekiti state governors Bisi Akande, Segun Osoba and Segun Oni respectively were also on the train. Other members of the national campaign committee were also present at the Osogbo Township Stadium, venue of the rally.
At the venue were party leaders in the state,
National Assembly members, teeming party supporters, market women, food vendors and students were all part of the mammoth crowd at the event which Fuji maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal I (KWAM 1) thrilled at intervals.
The governorship election is slated for September 22. Oyetola and four others are the leading candidates in the election. They are Sen. Iyiola Omisore (Social Democratic Party), Ademola Adeleke (Peoples Democratic Party), Moshood Adeoti (African Democratic Party) and Fatai Akinbade (African Democratic Congress).
Photos by Tolani Alli