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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola not to cause a breakdown of law and order in Osun State and also jettison his planned celebration of his 10th year anniversary in the state.
The party gave the warning on Tuesday in a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Diran Odeyemi in Osogbo, who appealed to security agencies to be on the alert to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
Odeyemi who blamed Aregbesola for the current exposition of strained relationship between him and Governor Oyetola, counseled the minister to allow residents of the state to enjoy their peace. The PDP deputy scribe also insisted that there was no concrete achievement recorded in the state during Aregbesola’s reign and that the proposed visit was a ploy to cause mayhem.
In the statement he said: ‘It is more than mere coincidence that Rauf Aregbesola decided to mark 10 years of his administration on the very day his successor Oyetola wanted to celebrate his 2nd year administration. It is obviously meant to test power and popularity with the use of thugs and hooligans.’
‘What is he coming here to celebrate? Where is MKO International Cargo Airport where over ₦3 billion was spent by Aregbesola? What is good in his administration that Aregbesola left over ₦200 billion debts according to the National Bureau of Statistics as at November 2018 when he left government?’
‘Under Aregbesola for eight years, civil servants were not promoted, local governments were fraudulently forced to operate parliamentary system just as we want to ask about ‘O Reap,’ ‘O -Hub,’ ‘O-Fish,’ ‘O pig’ all of which are failed promises used to syphon Osun’s allocation.’
‘Aregbesola also bastardised the educational sector by introducing single uniform, renaming of schools, mergers of institutions including reclassification against universal educational systems. For three years consecutively, Aregbesola spent over ₦4bn by sending Osun people to Cuba, the advantage of which we still don’t know in Osun State.’
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK