After serving two terms of eight years, Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola will today get a heroic welcome from his supporters as he moves to Ilesa, his home town.
After handing over power and the inauguration of the new administration, headed by Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, at the Osogbo Township Stadium today, the former governor will move to Ilesa via Osunjela, about 10 kilometres from Osogbo, the state capital.
Aregbesola, who had vacated the Government House, the governor’s official residence, on November 19 to give Oyetola enough time for renovation, has said he would return to his father’s house at J69A Arogbo Street, Ifofin, Ilesa.
To lead over 5,000 of his supporters, the Oranmiyan Group has mandated its members in the 30 local government and 32 local council development areas (LCDAs) of the state to converge on Osunjela town to receive Aregbesola and his wife, Sherifat, before they proceed to Ilesa.
The paramount ruler of Ijesa land, the Owa Obokun, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran, his chiefs and other traditional rulers in Ijesa communities, are expected to receive the former governor and his family.
Aregbesola and his family will be given a civic reception at Zenabab Hotel, Ilesa.
Addressing reporters, Oranmiyan Group’s spokesman Olajide Sadiq said: “We decided to give Aregbesola a warm welcome in recognition of his laudable achievements in many sectors of the economy