- Aregbesola says he appreciate the Osun state workers for their patience during the tough times
- He says the state has been doing everything possible to support workers and prioritise their welfare
- The governor has urged the people of the state to vote the right candidate to succeed him in 2018
Ogbeni Aregbesola, the Osun state governor has challenged the claim that the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun state is currently in disarray over who will succeed him in 2018.
He said APC is strongly rooted in the grassroots across in the state and there is no disagreement among the party members.
Reports have it that Aregbesola said there is no any form of disaffection among the members and loyalists of the party.
He made this known during an online program ‘Ogbeni Till Daybreak’ on which he was bombed with a lot of questions through telephone calls from the audience.
NAIJ.com gathered that Aregbesola urged the people of the state to vote the right candidate to succeed him in 2018 so that the subsequent administration could achieve some of his potentials he may not achieve.
He said the state APC will ensure that whoever flies the flag of the party in the governorship election is a person that has in-depth understanding about his (Aregbesola) administration’s six point integral action plans philosophy.
''When it comes to who will succeed me, I always pray to God to provide someone that would be better than me.
''But our party has ruled that nobody should aspire yet,” Aregbesola told the huge crowd that gathered at the WOCDIF Event Centre, Ring Road, Osogbo where the event was held.
He also reiterated his vow to the gathering that he would not leave any project uncompleted before the expiration of his tenure.
He however said the inability of his government to pay full salaries was as a result of negative financial pull and not because government is wicked.
“Firstly, I salute the perseverance, patience, commitment, understanding and support given by our workers especially at tough times.
''As we all know, the issue of salary has become ubiquitous as many couldn’t pay salaries of their workforce. We couldn’t pay not because we are wicked, but because we are financially challenged.
''We have been rewarding workers based on their performance, diligence, merit and dedication to duties.
''We have been promoting workers based on their resilience and commitment. We have been providing a good leadership to Osun workers on their promotion.
''The state has been doing everything possible to support workers and prioritise their welfare.” he said.
The governor also commended the entire workforce of the state for his understanding, resilience and cooperation in the face of the current hard times arising from economic crisis.
The felicitation is in a massage by Semiu Okanlawon, the governor’s Media Aide in Osogbo on Wednesday.
Aregbesola described Osinbajo as a prominent promoter of selfless leadership, whose contributions would continue to be a source of reference in the country’s development.
Watch this NAIJ.com video in which APC official tells why his party could be voted out in 2019: