By Hammed Hammed From Ogun State.

Governor Ademola Adeleke at the 67th birthday celebration of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola commended his legacy of Service, telling the birthday man, “we are completing your projects abandoned by your predecessor “

Governor Adeleke, who was represented by the Secretary to the Osun State Government, Hon. Teslim Igbalaye said government is a continuum and that he has made a conscious decision that Aregbesola’s legacy would not be wiped away on account of political considerations, bitterness and partisan differences.

Excerpts from the Governor’s birthday message reads as follows: . “Celebration of life and commendation to a man of accomplishments is what we are celebrating today. Ogbeni is a political phenomenon, an electoral prodigy with a big mind in the political game.

“We are all assembled to honour a true man of the people, a man who genuinely understands the political game including the imperative of alliances and cross border partnership for achievements of political goals.

“Let me note that Ogbeni, my dear brother, served this state and nation in several capacities. He is a man of tremendous experience, a political leader whose street credibility is only challenged and rivaled by Imole Adulawo in Osun political space.

“As a former Commissioner in Lagos State, you were exceptional. As a former Governor of Osun State, you did your best to build a new Osun state. As a Minister, you delivered a lot of initiatives as head of the Interior ministry. We salute your contributions to national development.

“On this occasion of your birthday, I am happy to report to you that our government is completing many projects you initiated that were abandoned by your successor. From roads to housing projects, we are building on your legacy of expanding the infrastructural base of Osun State.

“We adopted the only sane route of government as a continuum. We are convinced that service to the State should be a continuous process of additions and expansion except where modifications are necessary. We can affirm that your legacy remains indelible and sustainable under our administration and beyond”, the SSG quoted the State Governor as saying.

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