Osun at 22: Cleric Tasks Leader on Fulfilment of Promises

Date Posted: August 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

sallahLeaders in the nation have been called upon to always fulfil their electoral promises when voted in power.

This was the kernel of the sermon of the Chief Imam of Osogbo Sheikh Mustapha Ajisafe at a special Juma’at prayer marking 22 years of the creation of the State of Osun.

Sheikh Ajisafe said the period of time a leader spends in office is immaterial rather what is relevant are his achievements in such office.

The cleric,who is also the President of the League of Imams and Alfas in South-West, Edo and Delta States, averred that Aregbesola stands out among leaders, who promise and their promises will come to pass.

He said Aregbesola had promised during his election campaign that he would turn around the fortune of the state and develop ti like never before.

This promise, Ajisafe said, is gradually coming to pass with the developmental achievement of Aregbesola’s administration.

“The cause of some of the nation’s problems is lack of trus in the leaders by their people.

“Our leaders, when they seek office, would make promises upon promises. But when they get to office they won’t fulfil the promises.

“In the case of Aregbesola, however, he is a man of his words. He promised that if elected, he would develop the state and it around for the better.

“Today, he his fulfilling the promises. People of this state can testify to the developmental programmes, policies and physical development going on across the state.

“The amount of time a leader spends in office is irrelevant. What is important is his achievement while in office and how he uses his office to affect the lives of the people positively,” Ajisafe said.

In his response, the Governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, commended the people of the state for their unflinching support of his administration.

He tasked them to be law abiding, peace-loving and to continue to support government for the success of its people-oriented policies and programmes.
Meanwhile, traditional rulers of the Ijesha South Traditional Council also commended the Governor for what they called the sterling performance.

At a solidarity visit on the governor on Friday the monarchs said they are marvelled by the various development projects in education roads health agriculture tourism security and others.
The monarchs led by the Awara of Iwara Oba Adewale Kazeem said Aregbesola’s performance has become his campaign tool saying the good works speak for themselves
“We have come to show you our appreciation for the massive development s going on throughout this state. Even the blind can see the many works of this administration.  We have seen many governments in the past but what we are seeing now  make us proud that we have a governor who knows what development is all about.” The monarch stated.
Aregbesola in his response to the monarchs said the solidarity visit was another call to better performance.
The governor said his administration would have done more but for the limited resources available to it.
He assured them that despite the paucity of funds his government would not relent in ensuring develoment for the entire state.
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