An Osun based social-political group, Asiwaju Grassroots Foundation (AGF) has appealed to the residents and people of the state to sustain the peaceful atmosphere the state is known for.
The group also urged the people of the state not to allow some disgruntled elements destabilise the peaceful atmosphere that is being enjoyed in the state for the past six years by supporting APC in the coming governorship election.
This is contained in a press release issued by the group’s State Coordinator, Comrade Tijani Sikiru and made available to journalists.
AGF who felicitated with the people and government of Osun as the State celebrates 26th year of its creation, said August 27, marks the 26 Anniversary of the creation of Osun State in 1999 from old Oyo State.
While thanking Governor Rauf Aregbesola for unprecedented developments his administration has brought to the state in the last six and half years, the group said the founding fathers were happy with the Governor in his bid to transform the State to the greater heights.
According to the release: “Since the creation of Osun in 1991, the State has never experienced the level of development that has happened, (and is still happening) since 2010.”
It further stated that despite the economic quagmire currently facing the country which poses daunting challenges to the financial obligations of the State, Osun is still not lagging behind in terms of infrastructural
facilities and social interventions.
“In seven short years, Osun has not only registered its name on the international scene as a pace-setter, it has also become a role-model for a few other states and also for the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“As we mark the state anniversary, residents should keep it in mind that enemies of progress are prowling around to snatch their joy and replace progress with stagnation and a return to the inglorious days of the locust.
The group equally used the occasion to encourage youths to actively participate in politics and take the front burner in the affairs of governance.
“We rejoice with the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the entire people of the State on this occasion and we pray that the years to come will witness tremendous human and more infrastructural developments and attain unrivalled height among its peers,” the release said.