Rauf Aregbesola, immediate past minister of interior, says he does not hold any grudge against anyone in Osun state.
According to The PUNCH, Aregbesola spoke on Wednesday at the palace of Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun Larooye II, Ataoja of Osogbo.
The event was to celebrate his return to the state after spending four years as a minister in the cabinet of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
Aregbesola said, “I’m happy to say that between then and now, the eulogies have not stopped. Between Ilesa and Osogbo this morning, the people trooped out in their numbers to welcome me.
“It was because of my promise to the then Ataoja of Osogbo that I picked my deputy from Osogbo. It is never my desire to leave any of them, but now that they have gone the way they did, I beseech you, our royal father, to plead with them. I would always wish them well and always desire to work with them.
“I hold no grudge with anyone in Osogbo or Osun. My hands are wide open to work and receive anyone. Anyone who have issues with me have their reasons, but I hold no grudge against anyone.”
On his ministerial appointment, Aregbesola said, “Please thank President Muhammadu Buhari for giving me the opportunity to serve in his government.
“For the rest of my life, I will continue to thank Osogbo and its people for adopting me as their son. I deeply appreciate it.
“Anywhere I am, please rest assured that Osogbo’s interests are covered,” he added.