The Movement of Revolutionary Change (MRC) http://movementforrevolutionarychange.org ) has
congratulated Engr. Rauf Aregbesola as the Court of Appeal today confirmed him winner of the 2007 elections and ordered that he be sworn in tomorrow.
As Aregbesola and lovers of Justice and Democracy celebrate the hard fought battle and victory, Engr. Aregbesola must realize that the over four years tortuous path to victory would be in vain if he fails to offer good governance.
Osun state has been highly unlucky in producing visionary leaders at the state level. Since its creation in 1991, Osun state has been ruled by political gold diggers, fun lovers, and political charlatans. Apart from the brief tenure of 1st Military Administrator of Osun State-Colonel Leo Ajiborisa (27 August 1991 – 1 January 1992) which witnessed of progressivism, it is a tragic fact the people of Osun state have never have a taste of a government that is transparently honest and genuinely committed to transforming the socio economic lives of the citizenry for the past two decades.
We challenge Rauf Aregbesola to go and make a difference. We remind him that he is being ushered with popular acclamation unparalleled in the political history of the stat. He therefore need to see his victory as an opportunity to serve the people massively voted for him across religious lines and stood with him even with the loss of some lives, rather that serve people any god masters.
We are aware that the new Governor of Osun state has a revolutionary background dating to his undergraduate days when he was Speaker of the Students’ Parliament (1977/78) at the Polytechnic, Ibadan and the President of the Black Nationalist Movement (1978-1980). Now that he is in the saddle, he cannot afford to turn coat, but exhibit his foundational revolutionary candour by harnessing the resources of the state for its development.
We urge him to implement programmes and policies that will advance the educational, economic, and agricultural development of Osun State. To ensure his success he should pursue revolutionary programmes that are practical, low cost, people centred and people driven, for the State’s development.
Governor Aregbesola must leverage on the popular and grassroots power that brought him to power to harness and develop the human and material resources