The All Progressives Congress in Osun state has described the choice of former Osun governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as ministerial nominee by the President Muhammadu Buhari as worthy choice considering his exceptional performances in the state.
The party commended the Nigerian Senate for his confirmation adding that the development has put a paid to nitty witty of his detractors.
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“It is not party patronage that has given Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola his new ministerial opportunity to serve the Nigerian people
“He has earned this as a result of his exceptional leadership and performance for eight (8) historic years as governor of the state of Osun and before then a successful Works Commissioner in Lagos.
“We hail Aregbesola as a Hero and denounce those who deny his historic transformation of Osun from a backward state to a pace-setting progressive environment as losers and mean-spirited.”
The above is how the APC in Osun has reacted to the nomination and today’s confirmation of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In a statement from the party’s directorate of publicity, signed and circulated to the media by its director, Barr Kunle Oyatomi shortly after Aregbesola’s confirmation by the Senate in Abuja today, the APC declared that;
“It is predominantly Ogbeni’s performance in Osun between 2010 and 2018 that has made him a Minister.
“Osun salutes him; he is our Hero!!
“Besides, It is most especially gratifying that regardless of the monstrously evil attacks of lies and demonization of the person and actions of Ogbeni, orchestrated by the PDP and other hateful opponents, his personality did not diminish and his unparalleled performance escalated in recognition locally and internationally”, the APC said.
According to the party, “what stood out about Aregbesola in the midst of this opposition ‘carnage’ was that the worse the attacks got, the more spectacular his achievements as governor became.
“Not only that, the PDP-led Federal government at the time paid attention and acknowledged the transformation in Osun.
“Also, the British Parliament in London noticed and invited Ogbeni to get a glimpse of how this unusual leader was making a grand success from poverty!!
“The United Nations was so impressed about what Aregbesola was doing on many fronts that it recommended the Osun model of feeding school children to countries in the Continent of Africa!!
“That is what a leadership asset is made of and that’s what qualifies Ogbeni for a higher role in governance in Nigeria today”, the APC ascerted.
“Aregbesola’s triumph in Osun was a huge scale up on his record in Lagos as Commissioner.
“Today, as a Minister in Abuja the expectations are high that this exceptional politician will break records”, the APC concluded.