Aregbesola hints of second term ambition
By GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO — Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola has declared that his bid to rule the state for a second term after the expiration of his first term in 2014 will be guaranteed considering the support his government enjoys from the teeming people of the state.
Speaking at a public function in Osogbo, the state capital, Aregbesola noted that the developmental programmes of his administration in the last two years would serve as campaign elements for his second term ambition.
He stressed that “I am too sure of my second term in office. My ambition to rule the state for a second term was not because I have failed, but to continue with my developmental agenda and ensure that Osun is rated as the best in the black race.
“The people of the state will give me a second term because they have seen what my government is doing in the state.”
Aregbesola who recalled the pre-elecion events in 2007, said the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was over in the state, adding that the PDP rule was characterised by violence and corruption.
He also declared that both the PDP and the Labour Party (LP) could not unseat him, saying that the combination of both parties are not enough to give him challenge in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
He noted that “the transformation going on in all parts of the state are enough to tell any discerning mind that the ACN led government cannot be compared with the PDP led government which is the government of corrupt for the corrupt.
“We have given the state a face-lift and history will judge us well. We have done the best for this state within the last two years and we shall not hesitate to do more.”
He added that “only those who have no sight to see what we are doing will complain about our visionary government.”
Meantime, the governor has dismissed the claim that he was witch-haunting or on a revenge mission of his predecessor in office, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
Aregbesola also described Prince Oyinlola as not better than a councilor going by the result of the 2011 general election.
Speaking at the weekend at an interactive session with media men and members of the public as part of the activities marking his two years in office, Mr. Aregbesola stated that it will be fool-hardy for anybody to misconstrue his action since coming into office as been targeted on Prince Oyinlola to rubbish his seven and half years in office.