Osun Ready To Receive President Buhari On Thursday

Osun-State-Prepares-For-President-Buhari-visitAll appears to be set for the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Osun State scheduled for Thursday, September 1.

‎Major Roads leading to Osogbo, the capital of the south-western Nigeria State, is receiving a face-lift, as men of the Osun Road Maintenance Agency (ORMA) are doing some patch work on the potholes along theee roads.

Security is also receiving a boost, with security personnel being deployed on patrol around the city.

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission Osogbo High School, along Iwo Road in Osogbo during the visit.

Residents Allege Deceit 

Meanwhile, residents in the state have divergent views on the expected visit of the President.

A resident, Olatunji Gbolahan, said it was deceitful for the government to consider repairs of bad road because the president was coming.

“The way I see it, it is a kind of deceit. Why is there a face lift now because the President is coming?

These potholes have been there for long without government doing anything. So, because of the President’s visit, we are covering the potholes, politicians are deceitful,” he said.

Mr Gbolahan suggested that the President should pay an unannounced visit to states to get the true pictures of things.

Another resident, ‎Damilola Adeyemi, believes the anticipated visit of the President has triggered quick completion of some abandoned projects to show that the government was working.

“Traffic is beginning to build up everywhere because of the emergency patching of the road leading to the venue of the ceremony, all these is just to impress the president,” he pointed out.

For Gideon Loyede there is merriment across the state. “It is a welcome visit we should have this kind of visit every month. If this is all it takes to take care of our bad roads, we welcome Mr President to Osun State.”

The Osogbo High School expected to be commissioned by President Buhari is under the O-Schools Programme of the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

Oyo State Politicians Sign Peace Accord

OYO STATECandidates running for National Assembly seats from various political parties across Oyo State have signed the much awaited peace accord promising to maintain peace and dignity of the electoral process in all their undertakings.

Candidates from three geo-political zones in the State namely Ibadan, Oyo and Ogbomosho trooped to various police formations in their zones to append their signature on the peace document.

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Musa Katsina, who presided over the event, admonished all who signed and the parties they represent to uphold the law, maintain peace and respect the sanctity of life or face the wrath of the law.

On their part, the candidates who are mostly Senators and House of Representative members promised to do all possible for credible and peaceful polls.

The much awaited peace pact began in Oyo State, taking the Commissioner of Police to three out of the five geo-political zones in the State.

In Ibadan the Oyo State capital, where the peace accord was first signed, the area command at Iwo Road hosted several politicians from various political parties, coming to commit to the peace accord.

The police boss in the State, who presided over the event, told all politicians and their party hierarchy that it would no longer be business as usual after the commitment to peace.

Katsina vowed that every breach of peace would be met with stiff penalties.

At the historic Oyo town, persons vying for Senatorial and House of Representatives seats all appended their signatures to the important document in the presence of Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operatios, Mr Musa Kimo and promised to abide by it in words and deeds.

The story was not different at Ogbomosho where National Assembly candidates from all the five Local Government Areas in the zone signed and promised to ensure peace during campaigns, during and after elections.

Meanwhile, the peace accord would also be signed by politicians in Oke Ogun and Ibarapa areas of the State during the week ahead.