Sunday, December 8, 2013
Osun gov names park after late S’African leader
Osogbo, the state capital, after the former President of South Africa,
Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at 95.
The governor announced this during a rally at the Freedom Park in Osogbo.
"We have decided to name Osogbo Freedom Park after the former
President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Mandela represents freedom
and equal opportunity. Mandela is symbol of anything that is good,"
He described Mandela's death as a great loss to the African continent,
stressing that the late freedom fighter deserved to be immortalised
across the continent.
At the rally, leadership of all the local governments in the state
endorsed the governor for a second term in office.
He expressed gratitude to the leadership of the councils and assured
them that he would not relent in his efforts "to place the state on
the global map through infrastructural development."
Aregbesola berated previous administration in the state for allegedly
neglecting critical sectors.
"They abandoned and destroy many things and we have to start all over
to ensure that Osogbo look like a state capital, and that our people
live a good life as a people," he said.