Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, has praised the virtues of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, describing him as a man whom every Yoruba man must be proud of.
Governor Aregbesola, who gave the commendation in Osogbo, on Monday, when he led a delegation of Owu Foundation to the governor’s office, said the state government held the former president in high esteem, a reason he was accorded the honour he rightly deserved by being asked to unveil the statue of late Bola Ige erected at the entrance to the governor’s office.
According to the governor, “It is not for nothing that Chief Obasanjo is a Yoruba person. As a Yoruba man, we must be proud of his achievements.
Governor Aregbesola said that once the powers that be recognise in the Yoruba people a lover of federalism and freedom, they would find the Yoruba the best of people to befriend and be with.
He averred that to subdue a people who want to be free would always breed chaos as Yoruba people always stopped at nothing to resist losing their freedom and autonomy.
He said: “Yoruba thrive on federalism. What I want the country to know is the fact that as far as our autonomy and freedom are recognized, we could be the best any people could have as neighbors.”
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, had on Monday, stormed Osun State in a visit to Governor Aregbesola’s office to commission the bust of former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice the late Chief Bola Ige, which was erected in front of the governor’s office, Osogbo.
The visit, which took political class and cross section of the people in the state by surprise attracted a crowd who struggled to catch a glimpse of the former president and ascertain his mission in the state governed by Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)-led administration of Aregbesola.
Donning light green guinea brocade with a cap to match, Obasanjo who also led a high-powered delegation of Owu Development Foundation to the governor told his host that, “You have successfully ambushed me.”