Aspirants of Iwo extraction are front runners in this year’s governorship race in Osun State
Iwo, a town known for culture, religion, education and good neighbourliness, among other great things, looks ready to produce Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s successor in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State. This ambition is already uniting the people and building consensus across political parties, professions, religion, age and sex. There is also a remarkable wind of change and political consciousness blowing around the entire senatorial district. And the verdict this time around is that every lover of Iwo must galvanise all available resources towards this project because of what it means to the people.
Even the traditional ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdurasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu II had declared at a cultural event last year that nothing would give him greater joy than a governor from his domain in the impending governorship election. Not many people were surprised given the general mood in Iwo and its environs for some time now.
The monarch actually made the remark during the celebration of Ogbaagbaa Day held in Ogbaagbaa in Ola-Oluwa Local Government Area of the state. In fact, for emphasis, the Oba instructed all sons and daughters of Iwo to work very hard towards becoming the sole governorship candidates in their respective parties so as to be doubly sure about achieving the objective. “I want to be addressed as the father of the governor of Osun in 2018 and may the Almighty grant our prayer”, he had said.