The South West region has no regret supporting the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB), Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has declared.
The region’s support, he noted, was based on Buhari’s charismatic leadership and impeccable integrity.
The governor spoke at a civic reception by the people of Ipetumodu in Ife North local government area of Osun State in honour of Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, as well as a serving Federal Commissioner in the National Pension Commission (NPC), Barrister Olaoba Efuntayo.
According to Aregbesola, President Buhari enjoys the support of well- meaning Nigerians and the international community because of his antecedence as a man of honour, integrity and sound judgment.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a party of men and women of honour and integrity.
“For the first time in our history, the national treasury is an open book to all the governors in Buhari’s time.
“All of us as governors and leaders of our various states are made to know how much, where it comes and how they come into our common purse by the Buhari administration.
This has never happened before now”, he said.
The governor expressed delight that Osun was the first beneficiary of the victory of Buhari in the South West through Adesina’s appointment.
While extending his congratulations to Adesina, the people of Ipetumodu and Osun State, Aregbesola said he was not surprised that the former Managing Director of The Sun Newspaper was appointed by Buhari.
He pointed out that Adesina’s passion for honesty stood him out as the immediate past President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).
He tasked the Ipetumodu community to ask the federal government to dualise the road linking the town via Sekona- Edunabon, promising that the state government will back the demand.
The Apetumodu, Oba Adegoke, commended Buhari for appointing one of his subjects to the esteemed position.
He said: “This is a good thing we have initiated to openly celebrate any indigene of Ipetumodu who is elevated to position of honour and responsibilities in Abuja or anywhere else in the world”.
The monarch charged the presidential spokesman to be upright in the assignment given to him and assist the youths of the town whenever there were vacancies for job appointments.
In his response, Adesina promised to assist his kinsmen whenever he has the opportunity to do so.
He, however, stated that he could only facilitate opportunities and not appoint directly.