The Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has said he followed due process and adhered strictly to merit, before selecting nominees for cabinet positions.
Some members of the All Progressives Congress have been accusing the governor of marginalisation since last Tuesday when the Osun State House of Assembly released the list.
Specifically, the people of Ifon town, the headquarters of Orolu Local Government Area of the state, had alleged that Oyetola did not reward them for voting for him.
But the governor, in an interview with journalists at the Government House, Osogbo, after the prayer session organised to mark his 65th birthday, appealed to the protesting citizens to remain calm.
He said, “We have followed the due process in the choice of the people that made the list and everybody that we have picked was based on merit.
“There are quite a number of other positions that we can fix our people in. As a matter of fact, everybody cannot make the cabinet.
“We are committed to ensuring fairness in all what we do, particularly in the distribution of appointments and infrastructure, among others.
“I can assure our people that those that we picked are people of substance who were chosen by their people and the party,” Oyetola said.