All the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have described the people of Osun as defenders of democracy, who show that might cannot take victory over the will of the people.
According to the governors, the valour displayed by the people before and during the August 9, 2014 governorship poll, defying the intimidation imported into the state by the Federal Government, was commendable.
Speaking at the gathering, the immediate-past governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, described the people of Osun as real Omoluabis, who refused to trade peace and tranquillity against terror and illegality currently going on in Ekiti.
He urged the people to start the processing of enthroning change in Nigeria and should not wait until the people in public offices reduce the country to what is happening in Ekiti and the National Assembly.
In his speech, Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole said Osun has taught Nigerians that democracy is not unlicensed, adding that election is about people and that the decision of who wins is for the people to decide and not for the military.
“The people have shown they are real Omoluabis and posses, valour. Osun has shown that change is possible in Nigeria and there would be change in 2015.”
In his address, the governor of Kwara State, Mr Abdul Fatai Ahmed, disclosed that the entire people of Nigeria are happy with Osun over the way they defended democracy in the face of intimidation during the August 9, 2014 gubernatorial election in the state.
“You have shown that Nigeria can truly be moved to the next level. Nigeria must change and by God’s grace, it would happen.
We salute your courage as a people and the success you achieved during the poll and pray that God will guide Ogbeni Aregbesola to move the state to the promised land.
In his own view, the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, dedicated the inauguration to the people of the state, saying that without their valour, the day could have been impossible, commending them for their courage in the face of military provocation.
“Today is made possible by your courage. It is your will that prevailed despite the intimidation by the Federal Government. Osun has shown the path to development. Even in the face of war, you have done us all proud as a country.
In fact I am more happy for the state because I am a son in-law in the state and I share in the glory of this success,” the Governor added.
Similarly, Governor Ajimobi, who was represented by his deputy, said Osun people have seen and conquered and prayed that all shall conquer the terror of PDP together come February 2015.
“Nigeria would be great again, particularly with what Osun people have done. Nigerians would in 2015 repeat and achieve similar feat of enthroning change across the federation,” he added.