Oyetola wades into leadership tussle in Benue community

Governor Oyetola of Osun

Governor Oyetola of Osun

By Victor Adeoti

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has set up a committee to resolve the lingering leadership tussle within the Benue community in the state.

This was disclosed on Sunday during a meeting with the leaders of Benue indigenes resident in Osun state.

The Governor directed the warring factions to withdraw all cases pending in court for peace to reign.

Represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, the governor noted that Osun is a peaceful state which gives room for indigenes and non-indigenes to live in harmony.

Oyetola said the committee would be chaired by the Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Mr Sola Oladepo, Commissioner for Political matters and Intergovernmental relations, Mr Taiwo Akeju, as Vice-chairman, while the Special Adviser on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, will serve as secretary.

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In addition, the two factions should select five persons each as their representatives in the committee.

Governor Oyetola appealed to the Benue community to continue to support his peace-loving government and also urged them to support his re-election come July 16.

“Osun is known as a peaceful state, and as a responsible and responsive government, we will always ensure a peaceful environment for both indigenes and non-Indigenes.

“We have to sustain the peace in the state and not give room for any crisis, and this is the essence of this meeting for the two groups to resolve the issue and ensure peace.”


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