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FOLLOWING Ademola Adeleke’s declaration as the Governor-elect on Sunday, July 17, after the Osun governorship election, held a day earlier, women, youths and other residents in the state asked Adeleke to prioritise infrastructural development and job creation.

The people frowned at the neglect in previous years, stressing that most graduates, for instance, had turned to commercial motorcyclists due to unemployment.

The ICIR randomly spoke to an Islamic cleric, women, marketers, youths and other categories of people, and the demands were similar.


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Musiliudeen Olorunrinu, a sheikh, advised the governor-elect, a former senator, to address the infrastructural decay in the state and provide potable water and power.

“We have been living in hardship. I want the newly elected governor to empower the youths, fix our roads,” another respondent identified as Mutiat said.

A trader, Titilope Olabiyi, applauded the peaceful election process. She asked Adeleke to make a difference and not disappoint the voters who entrusted their confidence in him.

Osun residents must feel the difference between Adeleke’s government and the out-going government. He should not be like those who promised to promote civil servants and were allocating between N250 and N300 to their existing pay.

“Meanwhile, a higher sum was requested to pick up the promotion forms. Roads are bad, so he must not disappoint us,” Olabiyi demanded.

More demands in this footage below:

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