Aregbesola’s Deputy Tackles Omisore At Oroki Day Celebration

By Sarafa Ibrahim

The Deputy Governor of Osun State, Otunba Grace Titilayo-Laoye Tomori on Saturday carpeted Senator Iyiola Omisore for saying Aregbesola’s administration is frivolous.

Tomori, who declared that the regime of Governor Rauf Aregbesola surpassed the performance of the successive administrations in the state, adding that the incumbent government was not frivolous.

She stated this at the Oroki Day celebration in Osogbo, Osun state capital in response to a statement credited to the former Deputy Governor in the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore during her speech at the occasion.

According to her, the statement by Omisore, in which he castigated Aregbesola-led APC government was out of place and that the current administration in the state has done well, particularly in terms of physical infrastructures.

“The current administration in Osun State has surpassed what successive administrations in the state did since the creation of the state. We are not frivolous in the APC and we are not reckless financially.

“We spend public funds judiciously to develop the state.

“Aregbesola’s government has performed excellently in terms of provision of physical infrastructures and social amenities and the social protection programmes of our government were adjudged best by reputable international organizations.

“Ours is not a government that will siphon the public fund and share remnant of the stolen money to people to appease them. The statement by Senator Omisore here today concerning the issue of the retirees in
this state and other things he mentioned were unbefitting”, Tomori said.

Earlier, Sen. Iyiola Omisore had in another forum empathised with the pensioners in the state who virtually everyday lay siege at government house to protest their unpaid pensions and gratuities.

He commented on the huge debts running into billions of Naira the state has been plunged into, which generated reactions from the present deputy governor, Mrs Tomori.

The event was attended by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Lasun Yusuff, the Chief of Staff to Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the Deputy Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Alhaji Akintunde Adegboye,

Others are: the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Alhaji Ajibola Basiru, Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Kolapo Alimi and the Chairman of the APC in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun