Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has promised to stimulate the economy.
He said his administration would bring about development, which would make it difficult for the opposition to contest future elections.
Speaking at the weekend during the Celebratory Banquet reception organised in his honour and for his predecessor, who is now the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, at the Government House, Osogbo, the governor said he was resolute to sustain the continuity of good governance, the foundation of which he noted the progressives had laid in the state through the implementation of people-oriented policies and programmes.
Oyetola said his administration would make life abundant, worthwhile and meaningful for the citizenry.
Oyetola, who eulogised Aregbesola for leaving behind good legacies that could never be faulted anywhere in the world, said he was happy to have succeeded him.
The governor thanked the people for their support, love and enthusiasm for the government, and for being supportive of his cause, especially during the trying period.
He said: “I am extremely elated to be honoured today alongside my predecessor who is now the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. This is another great thing in the history of our state.
“My emergence at the poll and our subsequent victory at the court was a manifestation that truly God’s will always comes to fruition.”
Aregbesola had hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the courage in appointing him despite the opposition to his candidature from some quarters.
He described the reception as “motivating and encouraging,” saying it is also a challenge for him and the governor to do more.
Said he: “I just want to thank God for all He has been doing in our lives. I was here on July 6, the day after the Supreme Court’s victory of my successor where I said I would be glad if God could allow us to have a statewide celebration for his victory, not knowing that I will become a minister and it will be a double celebration for us.
“Although it was difficult for us to return to the government, as the road to where we are today was rough and thorny, we thank God that despite the challenges, we came out victorious.”
The Osun State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Famodun, described Aregbesola and Oyetola as blessings to Osun and her people.