Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has stated his resolve to confront those he referred to as Peoples Democratic Party forces in the August 9 governorship election, insisting that he will win the election by popular votes.
Aregbesola, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, spoke in Osogbo, the state capital on Saturday.
He warned the PDP against rigging the governorship election because the opposition party in the state does not have the support of the masses like him.
Responding to a question on how his party would react if there was an attempt by government agents to restrict APC leaders and members as witnessed in Ekiti State, Aregbesola said nobody could stop the people of Osun from exercising their civic right.
He said, “I’m a product of the popular forces, by popular forces, I mean the people, I emanated from them, I’m a product of their struggle. I’ve interacted on a daily basis with the people from the outset of my administration. They know me and I know them. I have affected their lives through populist programmes.
“I’m from the street and it is easy for me to go back to the street because that’s where my people are. Can they (PDP) go to the street?
“They don’t know who they are facing; my real home is the street. Look at me, do I look like a governor? That’s why I call my administration government unusual because we need to bring passion and vision into governance and break away from stagnating ways of doing things.
“Let’s meet on the street. My administration has the full support of the masses”.