The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the State of Osun, Mr Adelani Baderinwa has averred that the state is prosperous, developed and transformed under Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration, saying that Osun needs a person that is better than him as a successor.
According to Baderinwa, Aregbesola is the most successful, popular and acceptable Governor in the history of the state, describing a statement credited to former president Goodluck Jonathan’s aide on the governor as fallacious, uninformed and extremely sentimental.
Baderinwa who spoke while receiving the executive members of a social media group, the ‘Progressive E-Group’ recently, said it is out of place, uncalled for and unbecoming of a former president to make statement out of context and misconstrue a clear and direct statement.
The commissioner noted that governance in Osun has been taken beyond pedestrian level and thus, the state needs a purposeful, focus and development driven person to succeed Aregbesola.
He said: “There is need for us to have a person with purpose, focus, development personified person to take over from Aregbesola, who has clearly raised the bar of governance beyond the pedestrian level. We need a person with vision, intelligence and administrative skill to succeed the governor. In fact, we need a person that is better than Aregbesola to succeed him.
“Aregbesola has been most successful in meeting the needs of the people in terms of what is the essence of governments which ultimately is the wellbeing of the people.”
Baderinwa stated that Aregbesola’s performance and efforts have been well appreciated and acknowledged by rationale and reasonable people from across the world, as many accolades and honours had been poured on his administration in recent times.
“Only supervisor of an administration that milked Nigeria dried and bastardized the economy can afford to say the kind of balderdash published recently concerning the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
“It takes a former president who governed Nigerian in prosperity with nothing to show for it to assume that all public office holders are like him, and it is a sad commentary on the manner of personalities governing Nigeria.
“With the many credible organizations using scientific basis to acknowledge many programmes and projects carried out by the Aregbesola government as either the best or second best in the country, one wonders the state of mind and rationality of some people to have described Aregbesola government as a failure”, he stressed.
The commissioner, however, submitted that he is confident that none of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would discontinue the developmental projects and social protection programmes of the Aregbesola’s administration.