A former Osun State Gov. and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has been declared persona non grata in the state which ruled for two terms of eight years.
Aregbesola, who plans to mark the anniversary in the state including a lecture, has been told to stay away to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
Persecondnews recalls that Aregbesola and his successor, Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s cousin, have a ruptured relationship since he took over the reins.
Oyetola had reversed most of the policies of Aregbesola including changing the name of the state from “State of Osun” to the original “Osun State”.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which gave the warning in a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr Diran Odeyemi, in Osogbo, urged security agencies to be on the alert to forestall a breakdown of law and order.
According to him, there was no concrete achievement recorded in the state during Aregbesola’s tenure and that the proposed visit was a ploy to cause mayhem.
“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 N3 billion was spent by Aregbesola? What is good in his administration that Aregbesola left over N200 billion debt 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,” the PDP said.
It accused Aregbesola of wasting N4 billion sending some Osun people to Cuba
for three years without any tangible thing to show for it.