Rauf Aregbesola (Views: 7,635)

Rauf Aregbesola
Position: Osun State Governor

Status: In Office

Engineer Rauf Aregbesola (born 25 May 1957) is a Nigerian politician who ran for governor of Osun State in the 2007 elections. Although the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Olagunsoye Oyinlola was declared the winner, Aregbesola appealed the decision and on 26 November 2010 was declared the winner.

Aregbesola was formerly an activist. He was Lagos Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure when he ran for election in April 2007 on the Action Congress platform. In May 2008, Aregbesola called over 100 witnesses and tendered 168 exhibits in his petition before the Election Petitions Tribunal, alleging violence and ballot boxes stuffing in the election. In an October 2008 interview, he described Oyinlola as "a bully who came from a reactionary military arm", stating that Oyinlola had done nothing for the people of Osun state. He also claimed that 12 people had died in the election violence.

In August 2009 the police arrested Aregbesola, apparently for involvement in the alleged forgery of a police report on the conduct of the elections. Later that month he sought bail so that he could perform the lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia. In August 2010 the police summoned him to make a statement about a 14 June 2007 bomb explosion near the ministry of water resources. Aregbesola denied any involvement, stating that he was in Abuja at the time.

Justices of the Federal Appeal Court, Ibadan finally declared Aregbesola the winner of the 2007 election, ordering that he be sworn in as governor by noon on 27 November 2010. The Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, offered his congratulations for the belated recognition of his election victory.

Rauf Aregbesola's recently reviewed promises

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APC Promises Communities Basic Infrastructure, Market Stalls, Empowerment In the works
Rauf Aregbesola
The door-to-door campaign train of the re-election of Osun State governor Rauf Aregbesola moved to Ikinyinwa-Ijesa, Ada-Owode, Ase-Ijesa, Ipasi, Iponda, Ipetu-Ile, Ilase-Ijesa, Ilowa, Idominasi, Ibala, Idooko, Idominasi and EesuN-Ijesa communities, all... read more

To assist farmers and improve the agricultural sector Promise Kept
Rauf Aregbesola
A number of incentives have been given by the present administration to boost agricultural production in the state. These include support to 220 farmer groups under the Osun Broiler Outgrower Scheme... read more

To provide free education in Osun state In the works
Rauf Aregbesola
Primary school running grant before this administration was N1000 monthly per school for the 1378 schools in the state. The current administration increased running cost grant to N300 per child per... read more

To enhance security of lives and properties Promise Kept
Rauf Aregbesola
The State Governor promised to provide vehicles to security agencies such as the Army, Police, FRSC, NDLEA and the Civil Defence. read more

Rauf Aregbesola's recently reviewed projects

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Counting the Gains of Osun Infrastructural Devt Completed
Rauf Aregbesola
Yinka Kolawole writes on the various strides taken by the Osun State Government to boost its economy, revenue drive and development, through investment in infrastructure. Perhaps one of the reasons Osun... read more

Rehabilitation of Gbongan-Ajegunle -Rd Ongoing
Rauf Aregbesola
Rehabilitation of Gbongan-Ajegunle -Rd 44.43km read more

Rehabilitation of Osogbo-Ila Odo Rd Ongoing
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Rehabilitation of Osogbo-Ila Odo Rd 36.85km read more

Rehabilitation of Ede-Ejigbo Rd Ongoing
Rauf Aregbesola
Rehabilitation of Ede-Ejigbo Rd 30.7km read more

Rehabilitation of Ejigbo-Oguro Rd Ongoing
Rauf Aregbesola
Rehabilitation of Ejigbo-Oguro Rd 14.40km read more

Provision of 125 patrol vans and 5 armoured personnel carriers Completed
Rauf Aregbesola
125 patrol vans, 5 armoured personnel carriers and one helicopter provided to boost security read more

N1.5b worth of support for Farmers Completed
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N1.5b worth of support for Farmers read more

Rehabilitation of Ikirun-Ilale Rd Ongoing
Rauf Aregbesola
Rehabilitation of Ikirun-Ilale Rd 57.64 km read more

Rehabilitation of Ifon-Ilie-Ilosin/Ogbomosho Rd Ongoing
Rauf Aregbesola
Rehabilitation of Ifon-Ilie-Ilosin/Ogbomosho Rd 19.5km (inherited project) read more

Rehabilitation of Ife-Famia-Akinlalu Rd Ongoing
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Rehabilitation of Ife-Famia-Akinlalu Rd 24km (inherited project) read more

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Osun  State News Osun APC, PDP lawmakers promise crisis-free Assembly
By Boladale Bamigbola on May, 7 2015

Patricia Etteh defects to APC
By Gbenga Olarinoye on February, 4 2015

Nigerians are tired of Jonathan – Osinbajo.
By Adebayo Rasheed Mabayoje on January, 9 2015

Aregbesola blames Jonathan, PDP for Nigeria’s woes -
By Gbenga Olarinoye on December, 30 2014

Osun: Consolidating The Gains Of The Past
By Jeremiah Adeosun on December, 29 2014

Osun Tribunal: My Witnesses Haven’t Disappointed Me – Aregbesola —
By Jumobi Manamimo on December, 22 2014

Aftermath Of APC Presidential Primary: Aregbesola Predicts Victory For APC.
By osundefender on December, 16 2014

How we deployed ICT to prevent rigging of Osun guber election —Aregbesola •Lists how ICT aids good governance in Osun.
By News Express on December, 16 2014

OSUN ELECTION TRIBUNAL UPDATE: Punch Correspondent in trouble over false report of Thursday proceeding.
By Ibrahim Lawal on December, 13 2014

Aregbesola: Beyond the inauguration ritual.
By osundefender on December, 12 2014






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