I thank the Comrades of Rauf Aregbesola (CORA) for organising a colloquium in my honour today.
It was noted at the event that good governance is all about bringing all facets of society together for peace, progress, and development.
The secret to the success of our administration in Osun and political leadership is the aggregation of all interests of the society, as people always identify with those who are keenly passionate about them.
Governance is not rocket science. It is all about putting the interests of the people at heart. We included every strata of the society in our government. This is why the people trooped out to receive us after 54 months of completing our tenure.
From the market women association to religious leaders, to the youths and other segments of the state, we rallied everybody. The peace and progress that characterised our administration in Osun was reflective of how committed we were to the people that brought us to power, which they have continued to reciprocate.
The warm reception we received yesterday from Ilesa to Osogbo shows where the people belong and how much they believe in our capacity and political leadership. It is clear from all quarters that the people appreciate us and are proud to associate with us. I am grateful to you all. We will continue to represent what has endeared you to us.
I thank my supporters, friends, associates, and the people of Osun at large for believing in our political ideology, I will forever remain committed to those ideology.
After the event, I paid courtesy visits to the former NLC President, Comrade Hassan Sumonu; the Asiwaju of Osogbo, Alhaji Ajadi Badmus and the home of Alhaji Amuda Obelawo all in Osogbo.
~ OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA, CON.
(IMMEDIATE PAST MINISTER OF INTERIOR)