Rauf Ogbeni Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.
In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.
Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.
“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.
“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.
“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.
“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason of the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.
“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.
“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun”.
Naija News reports that the media space has been awash of a rift between Aregbesola and his successor.
Indigenes of Osun State fear that the alleged bad blood between the duo may lead to a clash in the state among their supports.
This led to the cancellation of a public lecture by the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the National Assembly.
Source: Naija News