Osun now free from past bondage – Adeleke

The governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has said the state is free from the bondage of the past following fervent prayers by him, religious leaders and other residents of the state.

Adeleke made this known on Tuesday in Osogbo at the 2024 state prayer event.

The event was attended by religious leaders, traditional rulers and the entire state workforce to the new year inter-denominational spiritual supplication.

Governor Adeleke said he came into office in turbulent circumstances following alleged booby traps planted by his predecessor, Gboyega Oyetola, but noted that he surmounted the political deficit he inherited through prayers.

He stated that the state prayer held in 2023 was answered by God, adding, “In those turbulent days, we had sought the Lord’s help to calm the troubled water of state governance. We fervently prayed for divine victory as we then entered office under a deeply hostile environment. We cried to the Lord to rescue the state from those hell bent on truncating the will of the people. Those were troubling days for our dear state.”

The governor said, “Today, I am overjoyed to stand before you to proclaim that our state is free from bondage of the past. Through the prayers of the just, the people of God secures victory, salvation and redemption. A year after fervent pleas to our dear creator, we all feel and experience the hand of God in our lives and in the governance of our state. My dear people of Osun State, ours was and will continue to be a God guided leadership.

“My dear people of faith, I have personal confessions to make. In the last one year, I directly experienced divine guidance in making state decisions. On several occasions, God almighty was my instructor in deciding on key issues. When I told you I govern with the fear of God, it is not a joke. Our leadership is a product of divine plan and manifestation.

“The signs are everywhere even for our political opponents to see. I will share some of the examples for you all. When I assumed the governorship of our dear state, many serious problems existed. Such issues appeared to have defied all solutions. My predecessor deliberately added petrol to the fire by laying several booby traps before he left office. Nobody expects solutions from us. The thoughts of detractors was the expectation of failure.

“But because we have a God who does not fail His beloved ones, doors open where none exist. The governance space witnessed policy innovations and implementation which provide answers to knotty state policy questions. Because we have a God who props up His favoured and chosen ones, our government successfully reset the button of the state public service, frontally addressed workers’ welfare, put a smile on the faces of pensioners, restored local governance, implemented infra agenda and set the tone for sustainable governance.”