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Aregbesola is the Maximum ruler of Osun, says Group


A Chieftain of Yoruba Socio-cultural group ’Afenifere’, Barrister Niyi
Owolade has declared that Yoruba ethnic group was the most populous
Nation among the all tribes in Nigeria with over forty million people,
just as he said that Osun State was the centre and source of Yoruba
race with the most urbanized towns among the comity of states in the
federation .

The former Lawmaker also urged President Muhamamdu Buhari to implement
the Report of 2014 National Conference which was the handiwork of
Elder Statesmen, Professionals and men and women of timber and
caliber, saying that the report of the National CONFAB was the key to
the  development and growth of this country where the issue of
Resources Control had been dealt with  and other sundry issues ,so as
to solve all the mirage of problems facing the peaceful co-existence
of the country since Political independent from Colonial Masters in
October 1960.

Delivering a lecture entitled: “Osun State Yesterday, Today and
Tomorrow” at the 1st symposium organized by the State based Civil
Society Organization (CSO),the Civil Societies Coalition for the
Emancipation of Osun State(CSCEOS) to mark a year brutal attack of the
peaceful Protesters by the groomed political thugs of Governor Rauf
Adesoji Aregbesola, popularly called “State Boys”,during the
Emancipation rally in support of a courageous  Woman Judge of the
State High Court, Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede, over her 39pages
Petition Letter to the State House of Assembly, calling for credible
investigation into the alleged criminal mismanagement of Osun State
public funds by Mr. Aregbesola  and 18 years remembrance of the death
of the acclaimed winner of June 12,1993 Presidential election, Late
Chief MKO Abiola, held at the NUJ Press Centre, Osogbo, Osun State
capital at the weekend

Barrister  Owolade stated that Chief Abiola died mysteriously in the
hand of Military ruler  of General Abdulsalaam Abubakar when Abiola
supposed to regain his freedom after General Sanni Abacha’s death and
no government  since then has been deemed it fit to officially
explained how Late Abiola  died in the government custody.

Former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in the State,
stressed that Abiola would always be in a special place in Nigeria
political history as a Nigerian who strived to ensure that the country
was part of democratic space of the world, saying that the bane of
problem facing Nigeria was genuine leadership, recalling that
Afenifere was the largest group in NADECO that fought for the
restoration of annul June 12,1993 Presidential election by General
Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida .

In another development, Owolade who is the Legal Practitioner of note
described the State Governor, Mr. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola as maximum
ruler and sole administrator working around like colossus without
cabinet members and local government officials in the constitutionally
recognized thirty Local Government areas of the State, noting that it
was only Aregbesola expended the  State and local government  funds
because no election has taken place in the council areas of the State
since almost six years now.

Former Commissioner for Works and Transport in the State disclosed
that Aregbesola came to the State through back door by the ruling of
Justice Binta Ogunbiyi led Court of Appeal in Ibadan on Friday
November 26th ,2010 and believed  in himself  alone as a person that
knew all  and detested criticism against his government, adding that
all the concepts of democracy has been vanished in the State.

He recalled that Aregbesola came up with the six point agenda and the
agenda  was nothing to write home about today, explaining that
Aregbesola had more resources at his government disposal than any of
his predecessors in office, including loan of over N350billion, asking
rhetorically, what Aregbesola did with all the resources at his
administration’s disposal?, as no capital project has been
commissioned in almost six years of the present administration in

Owolade added that: “Only Mr. Rauf Adeosoji Aregbesola knows the
actual debt of the State after N350billion which the record is at our
disposal. To our dismay, this debt will still be paying by our grand
children in Osun State.N37billion was conserved for Aregbesola for
capital development projects when he came on board as Governor of Osun
State but within  the twinkle of an eye, Aregbesola lavished the
conserved funds on frivolities before starting collected loans from
commercial banks and Capital Market. If you see what Aregbesola
claimed to be spending on road rehabilitation in the State, you will
see that it is mindboggling. On education,  Osun State is now in
number 29 out of 36 in the ranking of West African Examination
Council(WAEC) upon all the spending claimed on education sector of the

He  therefore stressed that the present administration in the State
under Aregbesola’s watch has lost direction, referring Aregbesola as
initiator of strange concept of salaries into the administrative
system of the country, calling on the good people of the State to
shine their eyes  very well in voting for the right choice during the
2018 governorship election, adding that the beauty of democracy was
periodical election and it is fundamental right of the electorates.

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