By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo
The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has urged residents to keep hope alive and join hands with Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola as he grapples with the ongoing economic downturn.
According to the party, “What the governor is preoccupying himself with is to minimIze the pains caused by Nigeria’s economic recession, and still keep significant development going in spite of enomous challenge.”
The party is therefore asking the good people of Osun ‘not to allow these challenges to overwhelm them, but rather to inspire them with renewed hope for a better tomorrow.
This was the ‘end of the year message of hope’ contained in a press statement made available to the media in Osogbo today and signed by APC Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barr. Kunle Oyatomi.
In the statement, the APC called for understanding and appreciation from the people of the state while encouraging them to give their support to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who is steering the ship of state ‘in stormy waters’.
According to the party, ‘the governor is employing uncommon wisdom as well as making huge personal sacrifices (unknown to many), to ensure that he lays a solid and irreversible foundation for Osun future development.
“As the year 2016 runs out’, the statement continued, ‘people of Osun should seriously contemplate what the state was like before Nov. 2010 and what it is today and then convince themselves about the difference,”the APC asserted.
The party observed that, ‘while skeptics and detractors have a right to their opinion and indeed to criticise whatever they perceived as wrong, we expected them to also have the common sense and courage to admit reality where one is as obvious on the ground as Ogbeni Aregbesola-led APC government achievements are in Osun.