By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has felicitated former Governor Rauf Aregbesola on the occasion of his birthday, describing him as “a tested administrator with huge contributions to state and national development.”
In a statement issued on Thursday and personally signed by him, Governor Adeleke noted that the Minister of Interior was “a politician with deep developmental ideas, a leader with a big vision of a new society and an administrator with transformative agenda that even appears to be ahead of his time.
“Former Governor Aregbesola is an engine of ideas with an entrenched philosophical mind that introduced intellectualism into the governance process. His electric personality and street credibility are only surpassed by the cult of Imole which by God’s grace today shines brightly on the landscape of Osun politics.
“I pay homage to a leader whose political reach and impact endears him warmly to the grassroots and whose records from Lagos to Osun to the national level are watersheds and landmarks on their own. We cannot wish away your huge contributions to state and national developments
“It is on this note that I associate with you on this occasion of your birthday. On behalf of the people and government of Osun state, happy birthday, Your Excellency.”