- A former governor of Ogun state, Olusegun Osoba, has commended Governor Dapo Abiodun for honouring him
- Osoba on Tuesday, May 25, commissioned a press centre built and named after him by Abiodun
- The ex-governor, however, said that he was persecuted by his successors
Chief Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun state, has described the first 16 years after he left office as traumatic.
Legit.ng gathered that he made this known at the commissioning of a press centre built in the premises of the governor’s office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, and named after him.
Osoba said he was declared persona non grata by the administration of Daniel, which he said prevented him from entering the state after his tenure.
“When I left office, I was so harassed to the point that all the plaques and the symbols of all the projects I did were the first to be removed throughout the state. The first 16 years of my leaving this office have been very, very traumatic. I never came back, I became a snake that doesn’t go back to where it has turned over its skin."
According to him, the EFCC investigated but found nothing, saying that he couldn’t come to Abeokuta not to talk of visiting the office of the governor.
Osoba, however, expressed his joy for coming back to the Oke-Mosan governor’s office after 16 years of leaving office.
“Mr governor, you will not know how many hours you have added to my life with this action today. It may be hours, weeks, days, or years, but you have added something very great to my life today.”
Abiodun, however, lauded the former governor for his contributions to the development of the state and the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Osoba opened up on how the current governor of Ogun state rose to power.
It was reported that initially, Abiodun was never an aspirant on the platform of the All Progress Congress (APC), but that God in his mysterious way brought him as the chosen one.
Osoba said he was only an instrument in the hand of God to bring his design to fruition.