As the 32nd anniversary of the creation of Osun State is being marked today, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Omooba Dotun Babayemi, has charged the people of the state to ensure that the lofty dreams of the founding fathers about the state is brought to fruition.
This, according to Babayemi, is because the state was envisioned to succeed for the good of its people and never meant to fail or become a basis for regret by those who fought its creation.
He made these known in his congratulatory message to the people of the state on the anniversary of the creation of the state in a release issued by his Media Office and made available to newsmen on Sunday.
“Osun State at its creation and even after,was never envisioned to fail.Those who cooked the idea of having a state being enjoyed by all of us today,had lofty dreams of equity, justice and fairness that would engender the needed developments for the common good of the indigenes and non-indigenes” he stressed
Babayemi, a stalwart of the PDP, regretted that though the state is blessed with human and material resources, it is not yet where it ought to be due to the inability to properly interpret the dreams of those who fought for its creation.
“In the true sense of the word,a 32 years old child has come of age. But regrettably, our age of creation as a state,has not truly matched with who we are as a people and what we have in terms of abounding material resources. Sadly, we are still proverbially jiggling like a toddler” Babayemi bemoaned.
While commending all leaders who had paddled the affairs of the state in the past for nurturing it from the scratch to where it is today, the former governorship aspirant called on the people to always seek and do things that would promote the good of the state.
“Osun is our common heritage and as such, we should always ensure that we contribute our own quota towards making it the envy of other states in the country. This is because the state belongs to us all; we are all stakeholders and it’s never and can never be an exclusive preserve of a few” he added