The party in a congratulatory message believes that Aregbesola not only deserves the honour “but actually worked for it and merited it as well”.
A statement by Acting Chairman of the party, Adebiyi Adelowo, said the honour was not a surprise to it (party), adding that “Aregbesola is a pride of all members of the APC in the state”.
The statement was signed by party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi. It described the award bestowed on the Governor as worthy.
It said the Governor deserves the award having done so much within the short period of his administration in the state, stressing that the achievements of Aregbesola spoke volume of his choice for the honour.
The INL had named Aregbesola as its man of the year for 2013 based on the significant achievements of his administration and his contributions to the socio-economic development of the state.
Osun APC chairman, who highlighted the numerous achievements of the Aregbesola-led administration in 2013 to include rapid road construction, education transformation, welfare of citizenry, urban renewal, health care delivery, provision of jobs and agricultural development among many others, said “considering these numerous achievements, no one else could have been fit for the honour except Aregbesola”.
He also commended the management and staff of the INL for acknowledging the good works of Aregbesola and for identifying with the progressive government in Osun State.
Adebiyi, who urged the Governor to continue with his service above self style of life, also stressed that posterity would not forget Aregbesola for the good works he has done for the state.
He noted that the Governor has successfully written his name with marble in the minds of the masses of the state.