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Why I didn’t pick up senatorial ticket – Aregbesola

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The Osun State governor Rauf Aregbesola Ogbeni Saturday revealed why he decided not to pick a from the senatorial ticket.
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Aregbesola, whose tenure will end on November 27, during an interactive programme tagged, “Ogbeni Till Day Break” said he would like to have some ‘rest’ after being involved in politics since secondary school.

“The reason why I didn’t pick up the senatorial ticket is very simple. I have been active politically since my secondary school days,” Aregbesola said.

I simply want to rest.”

There have been talks on how some governors after there tenure as a state governor picks up a ticket to move to the Red Chamber.

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Aregbesola came into power on November 27, 2010, through an Appeal Court ruling in Ibadan, which terminated the administration of Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

The Governor also explained that he would still remain in Osogbo, the Osun State capital even after leaving office.

“People want to know my next movement after November 27, it may surprise you to know that I will leave the government house on Monday, November 19, which is exactly a week to the expiration of my tenure.

“Even after leaving the government house, I will still remain in Osogbo, but I will not tell you my specific location“.

Speaking on what he considered as the bane of development and consistent growth in Nigeria, Aregbesola argued that laziness rather than corruption constitutes slow pace of socioeconomic advancement in the country.

He emphasised the need for concerted efforts of citizenry towards turning the fortunes of the nation around for the benefit of all.

“Majority of our people are lazy, they want to ride the best car, live in mansions, and marry beautiful women without hard work, it is surprising that some people find it difficult to work but desire good things of life.

” So, laziness rather than corruption remains the bane of our development as a nation”, Aregbesola said.

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