Aregbesola a blessing to Yorubaland, says O’odua group
By Abiodun Olukoya
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola has been described as a rare asset to Yorubaland. The Central Working Committee, O’odua Nationalist Coalition, (ONAC) in a statement said the former Osun State Governor represents a new generation of Yoruba leaders that has demonstrated deep commitment to the finest tenets of democracy, sustainable development and the dignity of the human person.
ONAC congratulated Aregbesola on his 63th birthday saying the impact of his political leadership could be felt among all the social forces in Yoruba Nation and in Nigeria at large.
“We congratulate you on your 63th birthday. Your leadership is worthy of emulation. You are honest, humble, and straight to the point without reservation for deceit and unGodliness. Your moral compass is worth a guide for the younger generation. Your family values are worthy of emulation. We are proud of you,” the statement signed by Omolade Akinbami on behalf of ONAC said.
The Pan Yoruba group said the former Governor of the State of Osun, Aregbesola created evergreen pillars in the realm of education, healthcare and road construction adding that his legacies in Osun will forever remain unbeaten.
“Your records have not been met by anyone in the history of the State of Osun. Your practical achievements have been complimented by your personal strength of character, your liberal disposition to faith, your tolerance of opposition and your openness in intellectual discourse. Of all the politicians in Yorubaland we find you to be affectionate, accessible. You have built viable bridges across Yoruba territories. You are a pillar of politics and power in Yorubaland because of the huge respect you command. You are known for truth and valour. You are a man of your words”, ONAC said.
The Pan-Yoruba group said Aregbesola has been “extremely helpful to the society, the people as individuals and as organisations” adding that he has an open ear always ready to listen to the challenges of people that come his way.
The group said as the Minister of Interior, Aregbesola has brought his higher level of personal discipline to bear in the Ministry adding that performance of the Ministry has been enhanced during his short tenure.