The Governor of Osun State, Governor Oyetola Adegboyega on a report this morning said that it wouldn’t be easy for an opposition party to take over Osun state again due to his immense hard work towards the development of the state. He said so at this past weekend during the reception of the Celebratory Banquet which was structured in honour of his immediate precursor, Ogbeni Aregbesola Rauf, who currently is the Minister of Interior, at Government House, Osogbo.
The Governor restated that the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun will continue to sustain the direction towards economic advancement & good governance which is in accordance with the party’s manifesto.
He said that the various resources which the state has will be linked to things that will positively be impacted on the residents of the state for proper growth and development of the state. Though recalling on some of the challenges he faced during & after the governorship election in Osun State, he appreciated God for his intervention in his case.
In the remarks which the Governor made, he also commended the effort of President Muhammadu Buhari for his courage in appointing him despite some challenges that might have been faced.
He said at the occasion: “I am extremely elated to be honoured today alongside my predecessor who is now the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. This is another great thing in the history of our state.”
“My emergence at the poll and our subsequent victory at the court was a clear manifestation that truly God’s will always come to fruition.
“It is God that sent us to govern the state and I thank God that we have been following the path He laid for us as reflected in the wonderful things that He had allowed us to do and to be doing in the last nine months of our administration.”
“I am happy that I was part of the last administration and I am equally happy to have worked with my immediate predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who God used to create modern Osun.”
“Our focus is to continue to do things that will make the confidence that our people have in us permanent and which will help to retain progressives in government because we believe strongly that one way to ensure the masses are one’s side is to continue to prioritise their welfare.”
He stated: “This is what we have been doing since we came on board and we will remain focused and determined to replicate the legacy of continuity being experienced in Lagos, such that opponents will find it difficult to contest future elections against us in Osun”, Oyetola said.
“I just want to thank God for all He has been doing in our lives. I was here July 6, the day after the Supreme Court’s victory of my successor where I said I would be glad if God can allow us to have a statewide celebration for his victory not knowing that I will become a Minister and it will be a double celebration for us.
“Though it was difficult for us to return to government, as the road to where we are today was rough and thorny, we thank God that in spite of all the challenges, we came out victorious.
“I am thankful to God that in the entire South West, after late Obafemi Awolowo and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I am the next that God favoured having been able to successfully hand over power to a successor from the same party. This is a rare feat.”