Thousands of supporters of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress(APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima on Thursday defied rain to walk for their aspiration.
They converged on Ayetoro junction, Osogbo around 10am before marching through popular streets in Osogbo.
They marched through Igbona market, Olorunda LGA, Olohunkoro, Dugbe, Old-Garage, Orisunmbare, Ola-Iya, Fakunle, Aregbe, Old-Governor Office before they terminated it to the campaign office of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola at Ogo-Oluwa.
Speaking after the march, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola commended the supporters for the march, stressing that the gesture has boosted his confidence ahead 2023 poll.
According to him: “I want to commend the leadership of the supporters of Tinubu. Your demonstration today has given me assurance that Osun is for APC in 2023. There is no shaking for us at all.
“We have not flagged off the campaign here in Osogbo but you have surprised us in Osun State today. Youths in their great numbers are here today, you are the first. I decided to meet with you as I am returning from a journey to commend your action. The government of Asiwaju is the government of the youth. He is here to serve Nigerians. He has plans for education, agriculture, infrastructure, social development and many more. You will be surprised the way he will tackle insecurity.
“He has an approach called institutional framework after he solved a problem. He established an institution to sustain the problem he solved. Like LASTMA and many more. I am certain that over one million votes are assured for Tinubu in Osun. Our campaigns will be youth oriented.”
Speaking to newsmen, the convener of the solidarity rally who doubles as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs and Social Mobilisation, Comrade Kehinde Ayantunji, attributed the success of the solidarity rally to the huge support received from all the strata of the youths and indeed Governor Oyetola.
“We came out today to show to the entire world that we are solidly behind Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This is a critical period as elections are around the corner and we cannot continue to give our support to leaders that are not for us.”