A former Governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has called on his successor in office and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola to desist from acts capable of plunging the state into crisis.
Reacting to the planned 10 years Anniversary Celebration of Progressives Governance in the state on November 27 by Aregbesola which also coincided with the 2 Years Anniversary in office of Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Oyinlola pleaded with the Minister to give peace a chance.
The statement read in part, “It is necessary that I put my own experience on record. I took over from Chief Bisi Akande in May 2003 and, I can say that throughout my almost eight years in government, and despite our political differences, Akande never gave me any problem.
“It is common knowledge that Mr. Aregbesola took over from me, and, despite the circumstances of his coming to that office, I did not do anything to undermine his authority throughout his eight years in government.
“That is the spirit with which I appeal that the Interior Minister (Aregbesola) avoid doing anything that will suggest a plan to make the state ungovernable for Mr. Oyetola.
“As a former governor of that state, I plead that we give peace a chance. The state has witnessed enough unnecessary crises in recent weeks coupled with the Coronavirus pandemic which has upended people’s economy and general wellbeing. Our people are suffering; they deserve a respite from all forms of crises as they struggle to make ends meet.”