Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday said he could not wait to go back to his wife after being “an absentee husband” for a long time.
Aregbesola whose eight-year tenure elapses todqy blamed the circumstances on his demanding role as a governor.
The 61-year-old said: “I want to go and rest. I have been an absentee husband for long enough. I now want to stay with my wife and enjoy each other.
“We are happy we have someone like Gboyega Oyetola succeeding this administration because he knows everything we did and will surely continue where we stop.
“So, there is hope for this state.
“All praises go to God for not allowing those who wanted to use trick to get to power without vision and who will destroy our legacies and reverse the direction and the development of the state. Every file before getting to me must pass through Oyetola. So, he is set for the job.”
Aregbesola was the Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure when he ran for election in April 2007 on the Action Congress platform.
Although the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Olagunsoye Oyinlola was declared the winner, Aregbesola appealed the decision and on November 26, 2010, he was declared the winner by Justices of the Federal Appeal Court, Ibadan who ordered that he should be sworn into office by noon on November 27, 2010.
Oyetola will be sworn in as Osun State governor tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27, 2018.