Former Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has called for unity in the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress.
Aregbesola, who spoke in Osogbo on Thursday at an event organised by a group, Comrades of Rauf Aregbesola, to mark his birthday, however, said he was not living in fear despite how he was treated in the past in the state.
The ex-governor recalled how he was subjected to abuse by people that opposed him for four years, and commended the residents that trooped out to welcome him upon his return to the state.
He said his administration as governor catered to all categories of residents, which made them to be ready to show their love whenever they have the opportunity to do so.
Speaking in Yoruba, he further said, “For four years they even hauled stones, insults, curses on us. We came back home to Osun and we were well received now, God should be praised. We came into the state through Ilesha to Osogbo where every resident were praising me.
“We can’t have God, and people, and still live in fear. If anybody has the two and still lives in fear, something is wrong with such an individual. My mother’s maiden name is Aduroja. The grandchild of Aduroja can’t see war and flee. But religion and culture taught us to fight carefully as we age that is why we are dropping war.
“Those that lied against us, those that pitched tent against us for survival sake and others, let us come together for reconciliation. I don’t have much to say but Thanksgiving. My star will blaze again, God has assured me.”