The Director General, Ogbeni Aregbesola Door-to Door Campaign Organisation (OD2D), Mr Segun Omoworare, has urged the people of the state not to believe the rumour being spread around by the opposition parties that Governor Rauf Aregbesola would ban commercial motorcyclists known as Okada and the intercity commercial buses called ‘Korope’ operators during his second term.
The Ile-Ife born politician stated this on Tuesday at the mega rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the re-election of Governor Aregbesola, held in Ikirun, the headquarters of Ifelodun, Boripe and Odo-Otin Federal Constituency.
Omoworare maintained that the opposition parties are jittery of the supports of the people for Aregbesola and the governor’s popularity, hence they resorted to telling lies and misinforming the general public what does not exist to discredit Aregbesola.
“Aregbesola would not put burden on the people of the state and would not ban the Okada and Korope operators, being the only commercial transportation system in the state. He said: “Okada riders are major supporters of Aregbesola, likewise the Korope drivers. We will never forget their contributions during the struggle to reclaim Aregbesola’s mandate between 2007 and 2010. We will never forget the victimization they went through in the hands of the PDP government, simply because they stood behind the truth; Aregbesola’s mandate.
“Aregbesola is not an ingrate. It is only an ingrate that will not appreciate the support of the Okada riders and the Korope drivers. Aregbesola will not repay their supports and loyalty with hardship or any unpopular policy. The governor will not ban the operations of the Okada riders and the Korope drivers.
“The information is not true; it is a lie and political gunshot fired by the opposition parties led by the rattled PDP. How would a governor that is trying so hard to banish poverty and hunger place a ban on the Okada and Korope operations in the state? We know those are the means of survival for a sizeable population of the state, so the governor cannot stop their operations.
“I urge the people not to believe the false information and continue to repose confidence in the administration of Ogbeni Aregbesola. They are the ones that elected Aregbesola and they fought the battled to reclaim his mandate with him. We appreciate their support so far and we promise more dividends of democracy for them. “The Okada riders, the Korope drivers, the informal workers, the civil servants and other people of the state should please verify any information concerning the present administration from reliable individual, so that they would not be misled by the politicians, who had terrorized the state for seven and half years.”
Omoworare pleaded with the people to re-elect Aregbesola for second term, promising that his second term would be more beneficial to the people and the development of the state than the first term.