Emmanuel, Aregbeshola and Kalu
Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, speaking at the 15th edition of the fitness exercise of the State of Osun, tagged, “Walk to live” said that Aregbesola deserves a second term based on the performance and developmental projects being executed in the state.
Kalu explained that despite his leadership position in PDP, admitted that Aregbesola deserves a second term.
He said the massive transformation of the state points to the fact that Aregbesola has performed.
Kalu, who expressed satisfaction with the large crowd that followed Aregbesola, was a pointer to the fact that PDP will not, because of difference in political party, say the truth about the development he has seen in Osun.
Commercial activities was temporarily brought to a halt as people in their thousands snaked through major towns of Ife North state constituency for the 15th edition of the fitness exercise of the State of Osun tagged “Walk to live”.
As early as 8’0 clock in the morning residents and citizens trooped out from towns like Edun-abon, Moro, Yakooyo, to join the convoy of the state government led by Aregbesola in yhe company of Kalu.
The fitness exercise, a seven kilometer walk, climaxed at the Origbo Community Unity School in Ipetumodu, where members of the various towns joined officials of government and invitees to exercise and listen to address of the governor and well-wishers at the programme.
Kalu pointed out that he was drawn to Aregbesola for his sterling performance as the governor of Osun.
He commended Aregbesola for what he has done to lift Osun from the level he met it, saying such governor or individual needs the support of all and sundry irrespective of political differences.
According to him, “I am still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, but what I have heard and seen about your governor made me to come out in the open to support good work, Iyiola Omisore is personal friend of mine, but I will always say the truth.
“Few days that I have spent here and the way his people talked about him truly showed that Governor Aregbesola deserves another term to complete that good work that the Lord has used him to start during his first term.
He charged the people of the state to discountenance insinuation that Aregbesola wants to Islamise Osun, saying politicians are only at work to use Aregbesola’s strong faith in Islam to mislead people.
“I am a committed Catholic and I am sure that Aregbesola will follow me to my church, if he’s dropped and converted his Christians friend will it not be a futile exercise in a state, politician should stop bringing religion into politics”, the former governor stressed.
Speaking earlier former PDP senator representing Ebonyi Central, Emmanuel Onwe, commended Aregbesola for the developmental stride in Osun, stressing that Osun has become a reference point for good governance in Nigeria.
Excerpts from DAILINDEPENDENT