As the build-up to the forthcoming governorship election slated for September 2018 in the state of Osun gathers momentum, a youth association, made up of professionals from different fields covering health, academics, law, media, entertainment, real estate, finance, telecommunications, IT alongside others who are indigenes of Osun state named “League Of Osun Professional Youths” has thrown its weight behind one of the aides and loyalists of Governor Rauf Aregbesola as the right person to succeed him. The Director-General of the group, Femi Aluko, said someone of Femi’s caliber is needed at this time to carry on with the developmental initiatives of Aregbesola. Using the example of Lagos as a case study, he explains: “Take a look at how Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a strong politician who fought vigorously throughout his eight years to solidify APC in the state, just like Aregbe is doing now.
According to the group, “We all know Femi and we know what he is capable of doing. He is young, vibrant and energetic. He is not new in terms of human and resources management. Check his record in GT Bank and Wema Bank. This man has also worked with Aregbesola, so he is not a novice and knows the terrain very well like the back of his palm. One other plus about him is that he is well-connected locally and internationally. We have to put the most qualified, exposed person, with a track record of excellence in government, so that the assets and established legacies of the present government of Aregbe won’t deteriorate and go to ruins just like some politicians in the state are already threatening to do. A government should be a continuum. That is why Lagos is what it is today and it’s now a model for other states nationwide. So, without any form of prejudice, we call on people across all the districts, federal constituencies, local governments, wards, cities, towns and villages in Osun State to support this young man because the likes of him are the people that can move the state forward.”