By Timothy Agbor/OSOGBO
As this year’s annual Osun-Osogbo festival kicked-off on Monday with the traditional cleansing of Osogbo city (Iwopopo), the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state has congratulated the adherents as well as the entire people of Osogbo on the international festival.
The party in a statement issued by its former chairman, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi said the annual festival reminds every one of the rich culture of the Yoruba race and tells everyone in the world that the Yorubas have good history.
He specifically felicitates with the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Larooye, the traditional chiefs of Osogbo, all princes and princesses of Osogbo and all indigenes of the town in Nigeria and abroad on this year’s festival.
He also enjoined the people of Osogbo to reciprocate the good gesture of the APC led government of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola by supporting the party and work towards the development of Osogbo, which he said was paramount in the mind of the present administration in the state.
According to him, the Ogbeni Aregbesola government in Osun has developed Osogbo beyond the imaginations of the indigenes of the town, saying Osogbo now wears a new look unlike before courtesy of the Aregbesola administration.
Adebiyi who called for continuous support for the APC by the people of Osogbo noted that the ongoing transformation of Osogbo would no doubt add to the beauty of the town.
He assured that Osogbo will in no distant time wears the posture of a real state capital that it is with the ongoing renewal project of the Aregbesola’s government thus urging all indigenes and residents of the town to support the government in its bid to make the state capital reputable in the country.
The former Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria noted that the people of Osogbo have always been identified with the progressive government and urged them to continue with the zeal, stressing that the reward of their long time standing on the side of truth have finally come.