The Coalition of Odua Self-Determination Group (COSEG) at the weekend, called on a self styled political activist, Mr. Yinka Odumakin to desist from his deliberate attempt to undermine the achievements of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun.
COSEG in a statement signed by its President and Secretary, Mr. Dayo Ogunlana and Mr. Rasaq Oloko-Oba respectively, called on all well-meaning Yoruba leaders to call Mr. Odumakin to order.
The group noted that it is rife to alert Yoruba people of the hatchet job and activities the the Publicity Secretary of the factionalised Afenifere Group.
Odumakin’s action of submitting a petition against the governor of Osun to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and various media attacks have shown that he is hobnobbing with some few disgruntled elements against the Yoruba people.
COSEG held that Odumakin’s recent failed summit billed for Osogbo and later transferred to Ile-Ife has also revealed that there is a calculated attempt by him (Odumakin) and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, Otunba Iyiola Omisore and a few others to sustain their attacks and through that detract the state government.
The group stated that Osun under the Aregbesola administration, remain investor-friendly and capable of attracting the best of minds for positive engagements because of its peace and tranquillity.
According to COSEG, “We are opposed to his petition given the achievements of Aregbesola in Osun. We condemn his media attacks on the governor. This is a government that has completely revolutionised education across board – both primary and secondary levels.
“It is on record that Osun is among one of the few states in Nigeria that can be judged as peaceful and with lowest crime rate.
“Even with the meagre finances of the state, the administration in less than five years has completed close to nine hundred kilometres of road and this has not stopped but for the temporary challenges ocassioned by finances.
“The performance of Aregbesola’s government has shown that he is one of the most prudent in Nigeria considering his projects and resources. There is no part of the state that is left untouched in terms of roads construction and maintenance”.
COSEG insisted that Aregbesola deserves to be encouraged at this time of economic challenge of Nigeria and not be detracted.
“The current economic situation of Nigeria must be seen as a general crisis and not one that should be blamed on a governor. But unfortunately, that has remained the agenda of those who feel it is possible to destroy the efforts built by Aregbesola for Osun as a pride of the Black race”. The Odua group emphasised.