Aregbesola’s return to Osun will bring violence – PDP raises alarm


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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned that former Osun state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s planned return to celebrate the 10th-year anniversary of his administration could degenerate into violence.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Diran Odeyemi stated this in a Tuesday statement.

He appealed to security agencies to be on the alert to forestall the imminent breakdown of law and order that could occasion the celebration.

The party spokesman said that it was not a coincidence that the former governor picked the same date that Governor Gboyega Oyetola picked to celebrate his second year in office.

Odeyemi said that the people of Osun valued their peace above any celebration that could put them in harm’s way.

He alleged that Aregbesola’s administration did not record any concrete achievement and the planned celebration was a ploy to cause chaos in the state by engaging in a popularity contest with Oyetola.

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“It is more than mere coincidence that Rauf Aregbesola decided to mark 10 years of his administration on the very day his successor Oyetola wanted to celebrate his 2nd year administration. It is obviously meant to test power and popularity with the use of thugs and hooligans.

“What is he coming here to celebrate? Where is MKO International Cargo Airport where over N3 billion was spent by Aregbesola? What is good in his administration that Aregbesola left over N200 billion debt according to the National Bureau of Statistics as at November 2018 when he left government?

“Under Aregbesola for eight years, civil servants were not promoted, local governments were fraudulently forced to operate parliamentary system just as we want to ask about ‘O Reap,’ ‘O -Hub,’ ‘O-Fish,’ ‘O pig’ all of which are failed promises used to syphon Osun’s allocation.

“Aregbesola also bastardised the educational sector by introducing single uniform, renaming of schools, mergers of institutions including reclassification against universal educational systems. For three years consecutively, Aregbesola spent over N4bn by sending Osun people to Cuba, the advantage of which we still don’t know in Osun state,” Odeyemi state.

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