The Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran has warned that if the All Progressives Congress (APC) plays by the rules and listens to elders’ advice on the way forward, victory in the coming governorship poll would be guaranteed.
The Monarch stated this when Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun paid a courtesy visit to the palace of the monarch before the commencement of the goodwill visit to members of APC in Ijesa South Federal Constituency by the governor.
The royal father urged politicians ahead of the coming election to stop maligning themselves for a better Osun and Nigeria to be achievable, saying that the winner of the forthcoming election is only known to God and can be unlocked through prayers.
He commended Aregbesola for the infrastructural development that has happened in the state but asked that government should ensure that more is done in Ijesaland.
“Aregbesola has done so well for Osun and deserves commendation from all angles especially on roads and school infrastructures.
“His works have always spoken for him and I am sure it will continue to. Myself and the whole of Ijesaland including the chiefs will continue to hail Aregbesola for his achievements.
While responding, the governor urged the people of the state to learn from Lagos who had enjoyed unprecedented development due to the fact that the state is enjoying unbroken regime of the progressive party.
Aregbesola stated that ever since the creation of Nigeria when Osun was a division and Osun as a state, no government has ever achieved the feat that his administration has achieved interms of positive infrastructural development.
He explained further that the essence of allowing continuity in government in Osun is not for himself alone, but for the benefit of the entire state as the spate of development being experienced will definitely continue under the APC government.
While thanking God for liberating the state through the APC government, Aregbesola stressed that residents of the state should be careful not to allow the opposition take over the state ever again.
He said, “I want us to be very careful not to loose what we have, what we have is unparalleled development which have never been experienced in the state since its creation.
The state is going through a developmental phase and we must be careful not to halt the steady wind of positive change that is blowing across the state.
“Lagos state is the most developed state in the country today simply because no other party apart from the APC has ruled the state. It is the continuity in governance of Lagos state that has enabled it to develop in that manner”, the governor stressed.