The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has attributed the negative focus on the state by a section of the media over unpaid salary to the role he and the state played in defeating the PDP-led Federal Government in the March-April 2015 general elections.
Aregbesola gave this hint in Ipetumodu at a reception in honour of the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina.
The governor said even though it was not only Osun that was caught in the salary crisis, yet some disgruntled opposition elements orchestrated unnecessary media campaigns against the state due to the role its government played in contributing to their electoral failure at both states and national level by exposing the several financial recklessness, abuse of power and other poor leadership qualities of the ousted PDP government.
Describing it as campaigns of hatred and bitterness, he noted that those who are sponsoring disparaging news on Osun are doing it to retaliate against his government for the defeat suffered by their leaders, which led to eventual loss of power by the PDP.
“Every objective-minded Nigerian should pause to ask the pertinent question: Is Osun the only state which owed workers’ salary?
“The apparent answer is no. More than twenty-two (22) states found themselves in this crisis.
“The reason Osun is aways in the news is not far to seek. I make bold to say that some individuals in the state are deliberately sponsoring hate campaigns against the state because of my government’s role in the ‘Project Change’ that led to the downfall of their party during the general elections.
“It is not news again that our state contributed to the defeat of their leader (Goodluck Jonathan). What they did is to latch on to the general financial crisis to wage war of attrition against Osun Government in the …Read More
Source:: New Mail