The Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said the former Deputy Governor of the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lack the moral and political integrity to fault his government achievements.
The governor said the legacies that he is leaving behind in the state surpass what previous administrations in the state especially the seven and a half years the PDP meted on the state.
Aregbesola said this while addressing a gathering during a New Year party organized by the leadership of Yoruba Patriots Movement (YPM) in Ila-Orangun, Ila Local Government Area of the state.
He said the state under his watch has in the last seven years witnessed tremendous turnarounds, compared to what he met on ground on assumption of office seven years ago.
The Governor while responding to a statement credited to Senator Iyiola Omisore that his administration has failed the people of the state stated that Osun was almost run aground when Omisore and PDP government were in power.
Aregbesola berated Omisore for being unabashed in spite of alleged incompetence of his party that rendered Osun to deplorable condition, saying it is unfortunate that personality like him could still go ahead to fault a government that had revived the already comatose system.
He challenged Omisore and other PDP loyalists to come out and tell the whole world the achievement recorded when they were in government in the state.
Aregbesola expressed displeasure on what he described as ‘incompetence and bad governance’ the seven and a half years of PDP administration in the state, saying Osun would have turned to a state of pride among the comity of states if not backwardly governed by the PDP.
The governor also attributed the seven and a half years of the PDP rule in the state as a ‘complete waste’, noting that Osun would have collapsed if not being rescued by God through him.
Aregbesola called on members of the opposition parties, particularly those castigating his government unjustly, to come to the public and defend what PDP achieved while in government.
According to him, there is no doubt that 16 years of PDP rule in Nigeria is a complete waste , adding that PDP ruled Osun for seven and a half years with nothing tangible in terms of development to show for it..
Aregbesola charged members of the opposition parties in the state to always jettison sentimental politics and live by realities.
He described N500 billion debt allegation as total falsehood, saying no right thinking individual will believe that a state like Osun could be given N500 billion as loan.
Earlier in his remarks, the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, commended Governor Aregbesola for being at the forefront in the promotion of unity, love and peace among the Yoruba.
He advocated for support and collaboration among Yoruba, home and abroad, saying it is time for them to form a vanguard that will help in actualizing southwest regional integration, growth and development.
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