Speaking with reporters at the Government House, Osogbo on Thursday, Osun state’s First Lady, Mrs. Sherifat Aregbesola debunked the claim in some quarters that Governor Aregbesola is a religious fanatic.
According to her, Governor Aregbesola loves and cherishes all religions equally. Osun First Lady urged those calling her husband a fundamentalist to stop playing politics with the serious issue of governance.
What is more, she denied insinuations that the Governor is high handed in the handling of the affairs of the state, adding that those making the claim are enemies of the present administration in the state.
Mrs. Aregbesola said that her husband believes in peace and treats people equally regardless of their religious belief. Even though Governor Aregbesola is a committed Muslim, he believes in God and allows people, including family members to practise the religion they choose to, she said.
The wife also described the Governor as a simple and nice person with a large heart, noting that he believes in himself and gives everyone that comes his way the opportunity to develop. According to her, Aregbesola built a church in the Government House in Lagos when he was the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state.
"I am surprised that people are now giving my husband the names he doesn’t bear. He is a very tolerant person who believes in God regardless of the religion through which people call on him. Today, two of his sisters are married to Christians and they are doing well as Christians. We have people living with us till today who are Christians. These people go to church from our house and they also organize Christian prayers at home here where my husband also participate actively, " Mrs Aregbesola stated.