The Social Media went agog on the official visit of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola to the commissioning of Ilesa Passport Producing Centre and passport front office.
First let me condole with the family of Aisha Rufai and the Ministry of Interior for the demise of the Secretary to Civil Defence, Correctional , Fire and Immigration Service Board ( CDCFIB). who pass on, on 20/03/2023.
The demise put the commissioning of 21/03/2023 forward.
Failure to fulfill a responsibility or duty; we can’t allow such an important cause to be undermined by such abdicating of responsibilities.
The writer of the provocative article is not only mischievous but myopic and beclouded by his lack of common sense and egocentric greed. His lack of history and official protocol was exhibited in his toxic write up.
On 20/11/2002. When Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was the sitting Governor of Lagos State the Commissioner for Information Me. Dele Alake declared a Public Holiday for a 3 day visit of a PDP President; President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The question is now, can a Minister under an official capacity representing the President visit a State without informing the sitting Governor of the State?
If the above answer is NO then Ogbeni acted right by informing the Gov of Osun State before embarking on the Commissioning.
” Whatever deformation of Character the enemies were spreading about me, I do not feel the need to justify myself toward them. While discretion oblige me to remain silent, my duty compels me to prevent them from doing any more harm. Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation of his defense”. Charles Barkley.
Finally; I will conclude with the word of Cesare Pavese. ” We are all capable of evil thoughts but only rarely of evil deeds, we can all do good deeds, but very few of us can think good thoughts.”
Once again; If the governor had declined the invitation, what would have been the general reaction? or if Ogbeni had start punching the Governor at the event what would have been the general opinions? Must we always throw caution into the wings when it comes to protocol or official duties?
I know that some people can’t function without negativity because bringing down others makes them feel better.
Abraham Lincoln said” Truth is generally the best vindication against Slander.
The abdication imbroglio and deformation of Character against Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is nothing but dead on arrival as people are more informed that dancing on lies from pit of hell.
Adejare Oluwadamilare writes from Shagari Estate Akure.