My victory ‘strong signal’ to Jonathan, PDP- Aregbesola

Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola

The newly re-elected Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has described the massive federal security deployment for the poll Saturday a “declaration of war”, and his victory a “strong message” to President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Mr. Aregbesola said being voted for a second four-year term has affirmed that “no might is powerful enough to thwart the will of the people”.

“Our victory is due to the steadfastness and resolute determination of our people to assert and defend their rights. The PDP obviously did all it could in a most desperate manner to steal the people’s mandate,” the governor said in a speech after being declared winner early Sunday.

“We have sent a strong signal to all and sundry that no might is powerful enough to thwart the will of the people,” he said, and warned that “Nobody or party must ever exercise power unreasonably at any level except in accordance with the will of the people to whom sovereignty belongs.”

The governorship poll was keenly fought, mainly between Mr. Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Iyiola Omisore.

To emerge winner of the election contested by 20 political parties, Mr. Aregbesola polled a total of 394,684 votes, winning the highest number of votes in 22 of the 30 Local Government Areas of the state.
His closest challenger, Iyiola Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], polled 292,747 votes to come second. He won in eight local government areas.

The candidate of the Labour Party [LP], Fatai Akinbade, received a paltry 8,898 votes to come a distant third.

President Jonathan has been accused of unnecessarily deploying state forces to intimidate voters and arrest party supporters in an attempt to ensure victory for the PDP. The presidency has denied the claims.

In a statement Sunday, Mr. Jonathan congratulated the governor, and said the outcome of the election showed such claims were false.

“The outcome of the election has also given the lie to the false, unfair and uncharitable allegations that measures put in place by the federal government for the Ekiti and Osun State elections were partisan and designed to achieve a favourable outcome for his party,” a Reuben Abati, a spokesperson for the president, said in a statement.

In his speech, Mr. Aregbesola described the poll as “unnecessarily tense, tortuous and even traumatic process”.

“We witnessed gross abuse of power and, of due process before, during, and even after the actual voting process. It is so sad and unfortunate that what should be a normal, routine process was maliciously allowed to snowball in to a needless virtual war by the Federal Government and the PDP,” he said.

“Osun state was unduly militarized in an unprecedented manner through criminal intimidation and psychological assault on our people. This election witnessed an abuse of our security agencies and amounted to a corruption of their professional ethics and integrity.”

He added: “The security agencies were unprofessionally utilized in Osun state to harass, intimidate and oppress the people whose taxes are used to pay their salaries and provide their arms. Hundreds of leaders, supporters, sympathizers and agents of our party were arrested and detained. Also, hundreds of other innocent citizens including women and the aged were harassed, brutalized and traumatized. In spite of this condemnable repression and abuse of human rights, the unflagging spirit of our people triumphed.


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  • Lanre

    The statement of the people of Osun State is very clear. Yorubas have and will always decide who rules them. No involvement of Federal Forces has yielded any benefit. Let this be a message to all Yoruba Patriots for us to continue working for our own independent country. Congratulations to the people of Osun State. And for Governor Aregbesola. Take this opportunity to increase the revenue internally generated from Osun State. Enough of the dependence on Abuja.

    • redeem

      @LANRE–ARE U Saying other ethnic groups in Nigeria do not have the right to make their own choice——-miles and miles away from APC———-boko haramic ideas—————–PDP wins Ekiti u blame it on democracy of the belle–rice–or what u often describe as structure of the belle——now APC wins Osun—-and u say——-it was the wisdom of the Ifa oracle that made it possible for APC to win——————————-was Osun not under PDP rule–b4 their victory from the courts-?———–meaning they used their legs to vote for baba Iyabo instead of their brains abi———-

      • Ailenbata George

        God bless your soul,

        • Wähala

          Shut up!
          Don’t talk when Nigerians are talking… is ‘Ailen George’ a native Nigerian name? Biko, go back to Papua New Guinea, back to your habitat and ancestors of Aborigines! Onye ara !!

          • redeem

            LOOK AT NAMA –akuya–WHO CLAIMs to hail from egypt now–tomorrow u will say u are from jerusalem-asking real nigerians from the niger delta to keep quiet-

        • Ahmad

          Yeah, God BLAST your souls.

          • redeem

            @wahala why no blast my oil revenue-nama

    • Ayemi

      This is a great and hard truth for the Osun people and the entire Yoruba speaking states. Let us begin to tell them that we had our resources before the discovery of oil just like any other states. And by the way, why do we all need to rely and depend solely on the cursed oil that has never brought peace and harmony to the whole nation. The oil that has never benefited the masses. And for Aregbesola, never forget the reason why your people had given you the second chance, never disappoint them. Beware and be careful of dangerous advice that may bring evil on you and the whole state of Osun. A word is enough for the wise.

      • redeem

        hope the saudis and the kuwaitis are saying the same–thing to their oil revenue———————-yet u could not force the fulanis to give us resource control

  • redeem

    Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of the APC had wondered why the federal government would send DSS (Department of State Security) operatives “masked and clad in black” to harass innocent citizens of the state. “As widely reported, DSS agents, armed to the teeth and riding in over 50 trucks, drove around Osogbo and other parts of Osun State on Wednesday blaring siren and SHOOTING sporadically in the air, thus disrupting the normally peaceful life in the state,” he said.But courtesy of the PDP, apparently privy to the letter written by APC’s Osun governor, Rauf Aregbesola, to the Department of State SECURITY (DSS), it was the APC-led Osun government that asked for the security men. What the misinformation by Lai has showed is that there is either a disconnect, or it was mischief-intended

    • Wale

      be fair in your judgement when he requested for security did he request for the whole battalion needed in sambisa for an election?i wonder what you will talk about after GEJ end his tenure

      • redeem

        see u– another mumu—————do we conduct election daily in Nigeria–u mean we send troops to Osun every weekend to go and supervise elections abi—-see how some u APC agents planted in the region resean with yr legs instead of head

    • abeem

      So you are after-all privy to all these shady deeds by the PDP and the inept regime of Jonathan. Instead of you using the opportunity to canvass for better opportunities for your generation, you are busy sowing seeds of discord all over the cyberspace supporting evil over good.

      • redeem

        mumu which opportunity–na when Ijaw man became president–that is when u look for better opportunities in Nigeria——-abi—? Until then u were brain dead–no be so?—how old is Nigeria—-54 years old–how many heads of state have we had so far–over 9–what have they been doing with my crude oil revenue all these while——?————sleeping with their sons wives abi—SHAGARI 4 YRS PLUS—BUHARI 3—IBB 8 YEARS———-OBJ–8 YRS—–NOW u blame ijaw man for yr woes–is he not fixing yr roads—-in d south west—south east–north east north central——————–repairing NEPA—rebuilding the entire infrastructure from scratch———-yet u play the blame game—with tinubu—at your back cause he is Yoruba—–zonathan is ijaw—————not fit to be president———-but buhari who has been der for 3 yrs b4 now is Ok—–abi–to come and steal my oil resources again–make we separate u say no————–then allow him complete his 4 yrs-u say naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa—which one u dey-sef

        • fumi

          even all were bad but no killing why is it dat wen ur brother came to existence dat is wen we new wat bokoharam is pls he should leave and let us leave in peace. who send am we dont need all dat ok

          • redeem

            where was yr head when we had Miatasine riots which left more than 5 000 dead———where were u when akaluka was beheaded by sanusi—we had more than 20,000 9jas murdered in the north b4 jonathan came–again–its because the fulanis think they can push him off with these killings——————–

          • Shehu

            ….AND WHERE WERE YOU WHEN ALL THESE HAPPEN? WERE YOU IN CONGO, BENIN ,CAMEROON OR SOUTH SUDAN?

        • Shehu

          FROM YOUR LIES, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT YOU ARE JUST DISPLAYING YOUR IGNORANCE AND SENTIMENTS. IF YOU DON’T KNOW BUHARI SPENT ONLY 20 MONTHS AS HEAD OF STATE. SO THAT’S LESS THAN 2 YEARS. WELL , I THINK 20 MONTHS IS EQUALS TO 3 YEARS IN THE IJAW ARITHMETICS. THAT’S WHY THE DUMBO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT CORRUPTION IS. BRAIN DEAD CREEK BOYS.

          • redeem

            even if he spent 2 hours–he buhari has no reason to go back there–did he forget his pants in there after doing abina with the junior wife of late mbakwe

          • Shehu

            THAT’S WHY I CALL YOU A LIAR, A BIGOT AND AN IGNORANT CONFUSED CREEK BOY. ONLY PEOPLE AS DUMB AS EBOLA JONAHARAM WILL BELIEVE YOUR RUBBISH.

  • Joseph Brown

    Why is this guy {Aregbesola } behaving like a tout? This is not the right time to cast aspersion on President Jonathan. Even though there plans to ensure you do not win the election, you should put a statesmanly behaviour by thanking Osun people for voting for you and inviting all other co contestants to join you, as good citizens of Osun, to build the state. Since PDP has congratulated you and Jonathan, through Abati has congratulated you, you should be mature enough to embrace everyone since God has given you victory. Aregbesola post election statement is unfortunate, behaving like illiterate

    • redeem

      what else do u expect from a man who started life as a fridge ati aircondition mechanic–then ends up as governor

      • fumi

        huge transformer or drink acid just jealous. LOL

    • odiate obong

      what do you expect.APC must always score cheap points

  • JESUS.FATHER.RIDE.ANUS

    CRYSTAL CLEAR THE RIGGING AND EXTRA BALLOT FILLING OF POLL BOX BY P.D.P. JJUST COMPARE THE FIGURES OF MR. RAUF OF A.P.C IN 22 L.G 396,684 WITH THOSE OF OMISORE OF IN 8 L.G. 292,747.

    • redeem

      u mean jesus the father ride anus—————————————-because of the victory of a Muslim————–in osun state

      • Wale

        a nigerian

      • JESUS.FATHER.RIDE.ANUS

        YES YES YES AND IF YOU LIKE GO TO CARDINAL ARINZE TO RIDE YOUR ASS SINCE WHITE MAN CHRISTIANITY WHICH YOU IGBOS EMBRACED IS ONLY A GAY RELIGION WITH A FLESH GOD CALLED CHRIST SHEGE KEFERU.

  • Wähala

    Great speech, no pandering about coming together to form an all-inclusive government. PDP are persona-non-grata in Egba land, shikena! Next, Gov. Aregbe Oba should strip the Ooni naked and wallop him a stroke of koboko for each LGA the APC in the election, for the Ooni’s ill-advised support of known criminals and prison alumni. Thugs like FFK et Chris Uba should be banished from Osun for their crimes against humanity. Animals!

    • redeem

      the most useless speech ever to be delivered by an air-condition–repairer made governor———–that is why he made that brainless speech–blaming the president and warning him to be careful–that victory is their come 2015————-

      • fumi

        you wat are u? go and die ok he is a air condition repairer yet he won wat is ur PHd graduates looking at when a air condition repairer won pls go huge tranformer or better still drink acid.i cant just stop laughing at u heaters LMAO.

      • babs

        what do you expect from a so-called zoology phd holder . that’s why he thinks like an animal. fish head.

    • Wale

      he sure cannot and never do that…FFK consoling himself now with cocaine

      • Wähala

        I know. The Egba are the most respectful of their elders, monarchs and selves in general in Naija…
        It was just to express my anger at the entire PDP supporters regardless of regals and history… I’m Igbo!

        • Wale

          I can understand jare very annoying set of people… I just hope a better candidate can come out to rule Nigeria come 2015

  • Okache

    The is a testament to the unyielding will of the people of Osun against blatant disregard for the principles of free and fair election. They definitely tried their tricks, those unrepentant thugs, serial assassins, talented fraudsters that abound in the so called biggest party in Africa, but they failed. Osun will never be Ekiti where PDP rigging machinery thwarted the will of the people; an election where the incumbent governor lost in his local government. You ask, is he that bad? You know when a bunch of fools want to do things, they usually do not know where to draw the line. Even though voters turn out was generally average, in the area the PDP candidate won, the turn out was very high. PDP fraudsters were obviously at work like in Ekiti, but here the table turned against them. I am not APC sympathizer; I am rather for what is right and just. Well done the people of Osun. It is well.

    • redeem

      @wahala confine yr thoughts to the south east east–shameless ibo man–trying to show that the ibos are inn support of APC abi

      • Okache

        You just don’t know how to keep quiet abi? Continue.

    • abeem

      You spoke the truth!

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    Aregbe, take good care of the STATE BOYS because if you ltter them, THEY WILL REACT!!!

    • redeem

      that is boko haram in the making–this was how boko haram started

      • TRUTH MASTER

        I can see that pdp e-rats are gradually recovering from their shock at Aregbe’s victory. They still do not realize – or are in denial – that their messages of hate have been repudiated. Nigerians don’t want to engage in ethnic and religious politics.

      • Easy

        How????? Need explanation to ascertain the truth.

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Aregbesola is a major setback for Osun State ………. hope Osun State will learn a lesson ……… you do not entrust sensitive and vital state responsibilities to an uneducated miscreant like Aregbesola !!!

    He simply does not have the mental preparation to play at even a basic level

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Yet he has been re-elected by his people? You need to read your message again to note how ridiculous you come across. Anyway, hatred blocks people’s ability to think rationally

      • ayobami

        It is unfortunate the osun illiterate voters prefer a barabas to a jesus

        • fumi

          ayobami go and huge transformer illiterate or not he as won,d truth about it is that dere is abosolutely nothing u can do about it.haaaaaaaaa lick ur wounds. and wait for ur turn. even obasanjo praise his work den who are u to condem. wat about ur mr graduate were was he when our illiterate wins d battle heaters

    • Ide4u

      Your line should be directed at GEJ who has proven to be the worst president of Nigeria despite his youthful age and Port Harcourt Degree.

    • fumi

      kill ur self or hang ur self better still, he as won and dere is nothing any of u can do even u LMAO even if he did not attend primary sch at all wat about ur candidate who is a graduates how did he confuse his people shameless people toggery go and die

      • redeem

        then keep yr beak shut when others win–

  • Otunba Fele

    Please publish Iyiola Omishore’s acceptance speech too. Or has he rejected the result of this election? I have not seen his reaction published anywhere. I will of course understand if he is upset. He should have won this election in principle. He had only Ijesha voters to contend with. Raufu Aregbesola had collided with all other occupational and ethnic groups in the state. How Omishore failed to take advantage of that is still baffling. Maybe he depended on President Jonathan to use his weight and influence to rally support against Raufu Aregbesola amongst the traditional rulers in Oshun state.

    But as it is, President Jonathan failed to achieve that task. Raufu Aregbesola’s victory then became damaging to the Ooni of Ife whom Bola Tinubu had publicly included and lambasted as a useless Oba. But President Jonathan will need the votes of the Yoruba and the Oshun state people at next year’s presidential election. What will President Jonathan tell the Ooni of Ife when he comes to plead for support in Ile-Ife next year? That though he pulled the plugs and allowed the Ooni be disgraced he would want the Ooni of Ife not to retaliate but instead help rally support for his own re-election as President? Is that what Jonathan is coming to say to the Yoruba next year? We should wait for him to arrive before we decide what we will do to him.

    • redeem

      APC have published a list of reasons justifying Aregbesola’s victory: Political machinery/campaign strategy, support from all ex-Osun governors, MILITARYpresence, several projects, grassroots support, the late Bola Ige, religion, most importantly (larger population of Muslims in OSUN state must have added to the victory of Aregbesola), support of the APC governors and chieftains//LASTLY THE ELECTION RIGGING MACHINE OF APC/which led Sharia Reporters PT among APC controlled media outlets to announce the result b4 INEC did/

      • concernedcitizen2014

        redeem you need to hug a transformer. PDP lost woefully. Your candidate did not even go for the TV debate. He totally relied on using intimidation tactics. Who are this masked security men? Are they the militants Obasanjo warned us about in his open letter?

      • odiate obong

        the LARGE military presence they would have blamed for their losS had they lost to PDP.BUT NOW SINCE THEY HAVE WON IT IS ALL GOOD

      • babs

        PDP has the President, the army, the police, militants, Ministers, stomach infrastracture, the magu-magu, but still the people of Osun say NO WAY. Shame on anything PDP.

  • Proud 9ja

    It’s a shame that a man who calls himself a leader will be making such careless comments at this time that our situation has gotten stronger than the foundation, instead of praising the process that made him governor he’s coming with the usual APC ways of crying fowl. No wonder Osun State is like a refuge dump. Truly don’t expect much from your type of governor, because all APC does is polorise the minds of our people and put us in confusion. I hate politics bcos it has taking too many lives

    • Tonnero

      If he did not say anything, you ediots will be the first to say he kept quiet because he won. Now he is complaining even though he won and you are opening your useless mouth to say nonesense. Is anything he said a lie? Or should he ignore the massive assault on people’s rights because he won? I don’t know why I am from the same country as dolts like you.

      • abeem

        I concur.

      • fumi

        tanks tonnero for ur comment so he is a now an agero becos he won dey shlould all lick there wounds he as won and dere is nothing that can be done. bad belle people

    • Ide4u

      What is shameful in stating the obvious? Boko Haram would have long been history if the GEJ led government had mobilized the security apparatus against them in the North East the way the government did against law abiding voters in Ekiti and Osun State respectively.

    • ayobami

      must this agbero always talk?i don’t blame him,i blame the people of
      Osun for preferring a refrigerator repairer to an astute Engineer,world
      bank consultant and a Phd holder,what do u expect from a state populated
      by mostly illiterate cab drivers.Is it not a shame on APC that PDP can score such a huge vote in their strongest foothold.Can APC score 10,000 votes in plateau,bayelsa,cross river,enugu,benue,abia,delta,taraba,akwa ibom etc

      • fumi

        so he is now an agbero becos ur candidates fails humm if he is an agbero den wat is ur own candidate a toggery plss u people should shut up and mind ur business how is osun state a refuse dump amebo plss i love my state stop casting and face ur life u are just jealous LMAO haaaaaaaaa.

    • Cox

      Why using military for a civil election for chosen a state governor. We are not fighting a war here, they did it out of desperation in other to win by all means as they did in Ekiti State. But the will of the people prevail.

    • fumi

      pls lick ur wounds u are just jealous

    • babs

      That’s exactly what PDP has been doing. Creating religious division among people that have been living peacefully.

  • redeem

    God in his mercy has exposed the real election riggers in APC——for us

    • Ide4u

      Anthony Anenih, Mr. Fix It, has been rigging elections in Nigeria since 1979. Obanikoro and Jelili, two appointees of GEJ did everything within their power to instal a murderer as a governor but the real GOD frustrated all their devices. PDP can never win any free and fair election in Nigeria!!

  • abeem

    The bigots took that script from the play book of their leader, Jonathan, to cause division among the Yorubas. Their intent is to use religion to drive a wedge between the people. But they can never succeed because Yoruba people are unique in that we inter-marry and there are Christians and Muslims in every family.

    • Cox

      Yes my brother i agreed with you, Yoruba people are unique from other tribes in Nigeria. We inter-marry between christians and Muslims.

  • Nair

    O! Aregbesola should shut up already and savour the victory given him by the people of Osun. They didn’t give him the victory to attack GEJ.
    He has better settled down to providing good democratic dividends and not the half-hearted attempt during the first 4 years.
    He has begged, campaigned and employed all the tricks to convince the people that his market is the best for them, now is the time to start realising that power remains with the people.
    Be magnanimous in victory.
    Without the military, the elections would have been marred by serious irregularities by all parties and he should grateful to the FG for saving his blushes.
    Rejig your plans and start delivering tangible electoral promises as a man given 4 years to right all his wrongs before he dies

    • Cox

      Using 73,000 security agents for an election in one state of the federation, i wonder what will happen when we will be haven general election in 2015 whether all the nigeria troop will be deploy to all the states for the elections.

      • ismail umar

        The figure you expressed just shows your lack of verification of information, There are 20,000 troops in the 3 NE states battling the insurgents and you think osun can contain 73,000 ? Be realsitic mate, there were only 3000 army personnel in osun.

        • Easy

          20,000 troops in NE states and still they can’t defeat Boko Haram. what are useless military we have.

          • john micheals

            The issue of BH is beyond conventional battle.

          • babs

            What is the military doing to checkmate the insurgency? Things are getting out of hand.

  • odiate obong

    oh Man. can this man just shut up and enjoy his victory.he has won must he now start criticising GEJ gain.the federal government put all the necessary things in place and he won the election.he doesnt need to get this low to score a cheap point

    • EPO

      HE IS NOT CARRIED AWAY BY THE VICTORY ”HE SHPOULD ENJOY” HIS VICTORY. HE WON AND ONLY MADE HIS OBSERVATIONS KNOWN. PLEASE EVEN IF U ARE A PDP MAN, JUST HAVE A WAY OF BEEN VERY OBJECTIVE IN YOUR STATEMENT

      • Mr. STEPHEN

        NO ONE IS DOUBTING THAT HE WON, HE SHOULD CELEBRATE HIS VICTORY BY PROVIDING QUALITATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR HIS PEOPLE AND STOP MAKING SOME INCITING AND DEMEANING ALLEGATIONS..

        • EPO

          THANK YOU!
          ALSO LET EVERYONE ONE OF US (PRESIDENT, GOVERNORS, SENATORS…) AS NIGERIANS TAKE UP THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING QUALITATIVE LEADERSHIP IN EVERY AREA TO THE PEOPLE IRRESPECTIVE OF OUR POLITICAL INCLINATION. ALL WE WANT IS A BETTER NIGERIA!

  • SAM BABALOLA

    Olu Ade, thanks for that link from Professor Osibajo, it is indeed very informative, it actually confirmed that we still have few Nigerians who are not corrupt and out to do good for their people , Rauf Aregbesola is Number One on that list.
    We have no business trying to convince the cynics who tries to label him , his handwork will stand agaist them as witness in the Public Moral Court.
    Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has proved to Religeous bigots that be you Muslim . Christian or Traditional worshiper has nothing to do with your political belief and performance in Goverment .
    Religion has no partition effect in Yorubaland , we are united by virtue except few that has traded their Omoluabi for immorality, betrayal and partisanship . There is nothing wrong in a tribe participating in all political parties and association.
    Rauf Aregbesola is the Peter and Paul of the Aposle of Omoluabi .
    May The Lord bless you and guide you as you continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to your people in Osun in the next 4 years.

    • Citizen

      You don’t understand anything going on in Osun so just shut it. I just pity the workers who will have to wait endlessly for salary. I pity the people for the bad judgement.

  • naija-go-beta

    Thank God for GEJ for the free and fair election

  • ismail umar

    The president has shown respect to Rauf and the people of Osun, it is only normal Rauf repays him in the same vein with respect, not coming out to say stuffs like this, its a shame. If PDP wanted to rig that, Rauf would not be the winner, so we should appreciate that and not make dirty statements.

    • babs

      Does he really deserve any respect with his magu-magu?

      • ismail umar

        But don’t you think that if PDP wants to rig the election they would have done so ? the worst case is a temporal protest and with Military presence it would not last long and subsequently they will retain the state. But they accepted the defeat in a mature manner and it is commendable.

        • babs

          So what stop them from rigging??? While the PDPigs leaders are suprised and angry about the defeat with all the magu-magu they planned, you are here wasting your time.

      • john micheals

        I think he does deserve respect, because an Obasanjo would not have allowed the victory, he would rather lose it in court than in the polls. Lets commend GEJ for that.

  • Ioseb Vissarionovich Dze Jugha

    THIS IS D MALAWI TREATMENT WE TELL GEJITES ABOUT…..

    • john micheals

      If it was rigged, your Malawi treatment would never have worked. Appreciate the fact that the process was fair.

  • redeem

    do not forget yr roots–as an ibo man from jerusalem-no-now-egypt-oooooooh——————monkey wan wear coat

    • Okache

      Dear Mr. Redeem, something is really not right. How did you arrive at the conclusion that I am an Ibo man and that the Igbo people are from Jerusalem? I will try to ignore you really in the future. I believe you have the right to air your view, so it the same with everybody. We cannot all be supporters of Mr. President because a situation like that will mean something is wrong with us as a people. Life is all about opposite, good and bad, man and woman, rich and poor etc, you get it? It is well and good that you are passionate about Mr. President and his party, you have my full support but I think there are things he did not do right. The essence of criticism is to make him realize certain things. I am not even a supporter of APC. I think Tinubu is completely “not it”. I always stand with truth and justice. I will always be. People and party will come and go but truth remains true for ever. I will never be able to understand how he could go and dance in Kano just a day after the bomb blast that killed so many Nigerians in Abuja and just some hours after the abduction of the Chibok school girls. I am yet to recover from the gruesome tale of some young school boys at a Federal govt. college who escaped the satanic Boko Haram mayhem in their school. Mr. President was in Kwara dancing to nothing, just a day after that dastardly incident. It was a wrong move by the leader of the country and we must be bold enough to say. It does not mean we hate him but that we just need to be true to truth. His action in respect of the Nigerian woman battered by her Lebanese employer and his every move towards containing the Ebola scourge is truly commendable and I will say that on any platform. I am not always true to a friend all the time but I am always true to what is right and just to the best my ability all the time. So you see not everyone that attacks Buhari, hates him through and through and the same applies to Mr. President. A true friend must always says things the way they are. I am from the same region as Mr. President but what I will never do is to think with my stomach instead of thinking with my head simply because he comes from my part of town. I vehemently detest such a mind-set. We are all human beings where you come from and what you profess matter very little to me compare to what defines you as a human being. I will stop here until you go above the board again.

  • john micheals

    No need for having a dig at anyone. Enjoy the Victory and be a classic gentleman. I don’t appreciate winners taunting losers, it will prompt them to try by all possible means not to lose the next elections, which may also result in violence. kudos to the ruling party for ensuring a fair electoral system.

  • Jossy

    Osun civil servant, you have eaten you July to December salaries; please take note. The monies that APC governors contributed to pay your emergency salaries must be paid back by Aregbesola.

  • Shrekker

    Seriously, if the PDP wanted to rig the election, Aregbesola won’t be saying this. The PDP-led government promised a free and fair election and it has delivered. Why is it that when APC wins it is free and fair, the people have spoken and protected their votes but when PDP wins it is election malpractice?