My first question, Sir.
” Sir is it not shameful for you as a Governor to have opened your mouth like a member of NURTW to call a colleague of yours Dr Rahman Mimiko, the Governor of Ondo State as a Yoruba bastard just because he is not doing the bidding of your boss?
The whole hall was dead silence for some seconds .
Before they could realize what was happening I fired another shot
” Sir, going by your acts and deeds some people believe you are a thug and unfit to be the Governor of Osun State Unfortunately for you Sir, you seem to confirm this perception going by your positive response to the description of you as the ‘ Igirigiri’ politician of the West by the Governor Okorocha. . Don’t you think those who called you names are right?
Thirdly, your Excellency, Osun is a paragon of tourism not only because of Osun Osogbo but others like the Olumirin Waterfall, but why are you not willing to develop these wonderful sites for the benefits of the state?
After these three questions, my God, the hall was tensed up.
As Aregbesola took the microphone, I was expecting a thunderous reaction and catalytic response from him bearing in mind my perception of him, his antics and behavioural pattern.
But he took his mic, cleared his throats, smiled and smiled
And in sequential order, he warmly responded by denying ever calling Mimiko a bastard.
” Wale, I never said so. It was the journalist’s hand-woven story, not me. Wale iro ni oo. Mi sobe”
On his description as the Igirigiri of South-West politics. He explained that it was a fact that Owelle Rocha Okorocha described him like but that was his opinion and he was not losing his sleep about that as his brain was occupied by how to move Osun forward.
On tourism, he, first of all, thank me for always setting the agenda for him.
” I have to thank you for some of your suggestions on your page which I read regularly. Look, immediately I read your report on Olumirin Waterfall, I asked the SA on Tourism to work on it. Honestly, I don’t see you as an enemy but as an agenda-setter and development journalist”
He reeled out a deluge of what he has achieved in the Art, Culture and Tourism sector.
The intelligent manner and candour with which he responded to terrible questions that were deliberately or otherwise set to embarrass him was commendable and impressive
He won many souls and admirers to his flock
He endeared himself to me as he proved to all that night that he was never a mad man neither a rabid dog in human form
That also encouraged me to clinically interrogate his person and personality
And since then he has been my person.
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