OSUN State Action Congress (AC) governorship candidate, Engineer Rauf Aregbesola has alerted the people of the state not to take the incumbent Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola serious on the establishment of the state university, saying it is an act of deceit.
Aregbesola who was answering questions on a programme organized by the state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osogbo on Tuesday noted that it was unthinkable for Oyinlola to lure the people of the state with the establishment of a university when his administration was already on its way out.
His words: “How can a responsible administration start a university at the twilight of its tenure? It is a deceit. He (Oyinlola) knows that what he cannot do. I, Rauf Aregbesola will do it. I will build a virile and functional university while all the tertiary institutions in the state will become degree awarding institutions.
“I went to school and I was never taught an art of deception. It is only at the Defence Academy that deception is being taught. Whoever does not pass it will not be allowed to graduate. They are professionals in the art of deception. It is only the military that put on camouflage, civilians don’t”, Aregbesola said.
The AC governorship candidate who hinted that currently Osun State ranks third from the bottom in public examinations pledged that his administration would introduce functional education in the state.
He said all dilapidated public school structures would be rebuilt within two years of his assumption of office, adding that “as from August 1, 2007, three teachers would be appointed tutors-general (equivalent of permanent secretary) in the state”.
Aregbesola, who said he was supremely comfortable with the incoming election, lamented drought of visionary leaders in the state since its creation.
He said: “It is true that my being a commissioner in Lagos State has exposed me to the nitty-gritty of politics. It is painful that Osun State has not have effective governance for quite some time now, except during the leadership of Chief Bisi Akande and the late Chief Bola Ige and the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the old Oyo State and old Western Region respectively.
He recalled the fact that Oyinlola is not resourceful, disclosing that his internally generated revenue when he was Lagos State administrator was N200m monthly; which Marwa, his successor raised to N600 million, adding that “Governor Ahmed Bola Tinubu raised it to N6 billion.
“No administration has ever succeeded in doing what we have done in Lagos State. We have done more than 15 major roads among others. We are rebuilding the entire roads in the business central district of Lagos. We remain the only government that can challenge some myopic and egocentric national leaders who don’t have the interest of the people at heart”, he said.
The candidate who accused Oyinlola’s government of being lethargic and puerile, challenged the government to a street walk contest in any part of the state including Okuku, his town and see whose crowd would be larger.
His words: “Oyinlola ruled Lagos for three years, were he to have performed well he would have attracted meaningful people to himself. Oyinlola is simply unpopular.
“Hunger will be banished and life will be more abundant. If I stand in front of your establishment (NUJ Council) for 10 minutes, there will be a traffic hold-up because I radiate love and my personality generates love”, he said.
Aregbesola hinted that President Olusegun Obasanjo has retrenched over 3,000 workers within the last one year.
“In May 1, 2006 I made a declaration to employ 20,000 workers. Oyinlola absorbed only 1,000 retrenched staff. I will absorb the remaining and convert their period of retrenchment to leave.
“How can Oyinlola account for billions of naria he collected from Abuja from 2003 to date? Chief Bisi Akande did not collect up to one quarter of the revenue collected by Oyinlola so far,” he explained.
The AC candidate said the present leaders of this nation were self-serving, adding that “we know those who are building hotels, mansions and petrol filing stations across the state. The bane of this nation today is that we have misfits as our leaders. People are the deciders of their own fate”.
He promised that he would create more jobs for the people of the state saying, “I, Rauf Aregbesola, I am not a job snatcher, I am a job creator”.
Setting the record straight over an allegation in some quarters that he was a religious fundamentalist, he said: “I am a devout Muslim and I don’t joke with it. I am, however, against religious bigotry”.
The AC flagbearer who also spoke on sports and sporting activities said: “We shall have football viewing centres. We shall build a befitting stadium in the state with establishment of miniature stadia across the state. Callisthenic will return to the state within the first six months of our administration,” he promised.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!
written by Prince Akinjide Akinyooye (08028275739), March 15, 2007
If Mr. Aregbesola doubt the possibility, reality and successful implimentation of the new University. He should conjoin the people of Osun State by declaring support for Oyinlola`s return for second term. Hence, we shall all have opportunity to re-assess Prince Olagunsoye at the end of his second term.
Importantly, we have genuine confidence in capability of our performing Governor. Indeed, Aregbesola and his team should limit thier politics of grudges and biterness to Lagos State, where they shall return after democratic rejection through gubernatorial election.
written by Alejo, March 15, 2007
OYINLOLA’S SECOND TERM WILL BE A TOTAL WASTE
written by Richard, March 18, 2007
a new begining
written by harlex, March 25, 2007
Stop those Rubbish Mr Alejo………………………
written by Ayo, March 29, 2007
Prince and Ayo your consciences are there to………………………..
written by Akano M. Ademola, March 29, 2007
Why can’t we be honest to ourselves has Oyinlola done anything tangible with all the money he has collected on behalf of the state?.
April poll will justify us because people are now wise. The thugs that this people are now engaging in attacking opponents at their rallies cannot stop the wish of God and the people.
“AREGBESOLA DUN JU OYIN LO”
U got me wrong!
written by Alejo, March 31, 2007
Stop deceiving Osun state people PDP
written by Taye Adesoye, April 02, 2007
Insincerity from Oyin’s Face
written by Engr. Akano M. Ademola, April 02, 2007
My friend tried to justify this claim and again the same with my view of Oyin’s promises in 2003.
You can also hear this:Where is dualization of Gbongan/Okuku/Konta road?
Where is the aerodrome?
Where is the Central Bank?
Where is the Federal Secretariat?
Where is the free edecation when we buy everything after paying school fees?
Where is the State University after four years?
Did you notice one thing again that he used federal projects to campaign can’t he think of meaningful state projects. This man lack the required capabilities to move Osun state forward.
The differece is clear between Aregbesola and Oyin. Aregbesola is visionary while Oyinlola is not.
This is why people have resolved that, come April 14th, they are going to vote enmass for a change symbolised by Aregbesola.
“AREGBESOLA DUN JU OYIN LO”
written by Ajayi, April 04, 2007
written by otunba s.o faleye, April 04, 2007
STOP THESE DECEPTIONS
written by Omolangidi Gabriel, April 05, 2007
written by Joseph Zakari, April 10, 2007
oyinlola ile to lo
written by adefiranye tolu, April 12, 2007
PDP and Her Thugs.
written by Engr. Akano M. Ademola, April 12, 2007
In Osun state and Nigeria as a whole PDP has failled and it is unconfortable any more. The president said “it is a do or die afairs” and true to his word he has done a lot to achieve this by wanting to ban Atiku at all cost he declear two days holiday not minding what it will cost our economy, expelling Ararume and decided not to presenting any candidate for governorship in Imo state, protect a rouge like Alao-Akala in Oyo state, promoting Ribadu to AIG, sending EFCC to Mimiko etc.
In Osun state PDP has been threating people not come out and vote if their are going to vote for any other party and not PDP is this the type people we want to lead us again. A party that is ready to kill those they intend to govern if they (people)decide not to vote for it. A party and people that are full of deceits and propagandas.
When you kill people today because they don’t want your candidate who will vote for you next time and this is why many people are leaving the party because people now know the party is more dangerious to them than any other party in the country.
All over Osun state today people want Aregbesola and they have done this to Oyinlola in 2003 why can’t Oyinlola remember that these same Osun citizens can call on him tomorrow for another thing instead of him resulting into killing of anybody that decided not to vote for him now.
I have listen to Oyin several times and I have found out that he did not love Osun state and her citizens but he should remember that only God make leaders and the voice of the people is the voice of God.
As at this coming election Aregbesola is the man and God will answer the prayers and yearnings of Osun state people.
“AREGBESOLA DUN JU OYIN LO”
“oyinlola is an ingrate L G Chairmen “
written by adewale razaq, April 13, 2007
youths : we are tired of your cunny personality – Oyinlola
written by adewale razaq, April 13, 2007
Question ” Your critics said the university established by your administration was an afterthought. How true is this?
Answer That insinuation is false. It was part of our priority all along though it was at the bottom of the scale. And now, this administration has fully attended to it. ”
How can the construction of a standard state university be at the bottom scale of a government who really wants to establish a university at the end of her tenure (a duration of 4(four) years in office)… isn’t this priority an illusion , a fiction , a fallacy ….
people of osun state dont let us fold our arms and keep mute its time for a new beginning , a new era , a new turn around , a new government , a new osun state . vote wisely …. Aregbesola ni jooo
OYIN IS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAVE ABERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
written by Teslim Adewale, April 13, 2007
Also, he said that he will opened up rural roads to enhance movement of agricultural products. my people he did not.he said he will invested in rural electrification to boost the state’s economy, nothing.
So on the university, my people of Osun state he want to use this university to win his vote in osun especially in Osogbo also he if we look at this plan we will realize that he did not like osogbo he take management courses to his own town where he know that management student are more plenty than science students please my people don’t let us wasted our time especially our future let us vote for someone that can capable, that can changed all this, even though like me i wish to school in my city. ma/sir please don’t forget that we are the leader of the tomorrow. oyin is time (Ileyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
written by Akanmu taorid, April 13, 2007
People Deceive People
written by adefirany tolu, April 13, 2007
Papa Deceive Pikin
People Deceptive Party
Power Drunk People
Osun peoples should have leaned by now
written by tony olaiya, April 15, 2007
oyinlola is a successor
written by olawale, April 30, 2007
OYINLOLA IS A ROGUE
written by adeolu adegbola, May 09, 2007
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNI
DEPT OF ECONOMICS
written by k.o.g, July 25, 2007
let us quote the bible
written by oluwaseun immanuel, July 26, 2007
Oyinlola Baba isale awon Oleeee!!!!!!!!!!!
written by okola taofeekl, August 21, 2007