BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State has accused the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola of launching what it described as undeserved and vindictive onslaught on his predecessor and incumbent Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola since the governor assumed office.
The factional party loyal to Aregbesola contended that despite the governor’s alleged attacks against the minister’s personality and legacies in the state, Aregbesola remained the architect of modern Osun.
It made this known on Thursday while congratulating Aregbesola on his award as the Best Minister of the Year 2022 by Democracy Heroes Award Africa.
The factional party in a congratulatory message signed by its chairman, Rasaq Salinsile, said the award was not only well deserved, but reconfirmed Aregbesola’s dedication and passion for nation building, selfless service and delivery of quality leadership.
According to Salinsile, such award was not unexpected because Aregbesola had no doubt added value to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration through various reforms in Nigerian Correctional Service, Immigration, Fire Service and other agencies under the Ministry of Interior.
He said, “Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is a golden fish that has no hiding place; his hard work, quality leadership skill, commitment, passion and dedication to nation building and a better Nigeria will always stand him out among his peers.
“We are not surprised that Aregbesola is honoured as the Minister of the Year. Reason being that he is an added value to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. He has brought productive reforms to immigration, correctional service, fire service and other agencies under the Ministry of Interior.
“Aregbesola remains the architect of modern Osun and the legacy of good governance he left behind cannot be erased in spite of the undeserved and vindictive onslaught on him by his successor.
“The Minister has always been having footprint of quality and selfless service, and his goal is to see to a better society. He is such a rare politician that Nigeria needs in the quest to attain a developed nation. He is just a blessing to Nigeria.
“We in the APC congratulate our leader, mentor and benefactor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on his award. It is yet another feat attained. May he live long in the service to humanity and nation building.”