May 10, 2021

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Let Oyetola be, Group knocks Aregbesola

A group of young professionals under the auspices of Osun Shall Rise Again, OSRA, has called on former governor and Interior Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, to leave Governor Adegboyega Oyetola alone and concentrate on FG’s internal security mechanism.

In a press statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary,  Saheed Bakare and Lanre Akeju respectively, the group described the call by some Aregbesola’s loyalists to probe the alleged attack on the former governor’s aide and cousin, Teju as misplaced and laughable.

The group argued that the Police, which is already handling the probe, should be allowed to do its job and warned Aregbesola’s cohorts to stop distracting Oyetola.

In the statement titled: “Re: APC members demand probe of attacks on Aregbesola’s aides,” the group said “wonders, they say, shall never end. We read the story with the above headline. After reading the story, we knew their target was Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. But we love the ‘ignore them’ attitude of Mr. Governor.

“Oyetola doesn’t give room for distractions. That’s the stuff of a man that is focused and determined to deliver on his goals and mission.

“The new group that was hurriedly put together to call for the probe is being chaired by one Alhaji Azeez Adesiji, the immediate-past Osun State Vice-chairman of the APC who defected to the ADP and came back into the APC with Alhaji Adeoti, former SSG not quite long ago.

“Adesiji, as we all know is a known apologist of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who has for reasons known to him, refused to accept the fact that he’s no longer in charge of the State. The Secretary of the body is Aregbesola’s staff at Oranmiyan House and  the subject of the story, Teju, who is the son of Wosilat, the deceased immediate elder sister of Rauf Aregbesola.

“These elements are only trying to create an issue where there is none, which is the stock-in-trade of Aregbesola.  We believe that they are trying to draw Oyetola and his team out for a needless intellectual warfare. Otherwise,  in the scheme of things in Osun, who is Teju?

“Only the blind and the deaf will not see and hear about the landmark achievements of Oyetola in the Health, Education, Commerce and industry, Agriculture,  Culture and Tourism and the Mining sectors. The mere fact that Oyetola is fixing roads, paying salaries and pensions as and when due, thereby changing the negative narratives that almost cost our party the election in 2018, is already endearing the party to the people in the State again.

“We strongly believe that these persons trying to cause trouble at all cost within the party will not succeed. If indeed they are serious, they should channel their petition to the Police and leave the governor alone. Oyetola, please, continue to ignore them. Let the Police do their job,” the group added.