Former Governor of Ogun State, Segun Osoba, on Tuesday, described the primary 16 years after he left workplace as governor of the state as traumatic.
Osoba narrated that his successors, Gbenga Daniel, and Senator Ibikunle Amosun, made the state “hell” for him after leaving workplace in 2003.
The previous governor spoke on the commissioning of a press centre constructed within the premises of the Governor’s Workplace in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, and named after him.
Narrating his expertise instantly after he handed over to Daniel in 2003, Osoba mentioned, he was declared persona non grata by the administration of Daniel, which he mentioned prevented him from getting into the state after his tenure.
Osoba mentioned, “After I left workplace, I used to be so harassed to the purpose that every one the plaques and the symbols of all of the tasks I did have been the primary to be eliminated all through the state.
“The primary 16 years of my leaving this workplace have been very, very traumatic. I by no means got here again, I turned a snake that doesn’t return to the place it has turned over its pores and skin. This premises (Governor’s workplace) turned a no-go space for me. To think about that in my life, my return to this premises might be this superb is one thing of emotion.
“The primary eight years, I used to be nearly declared persona non grata in Ogun State, nicely, that’s settled, these concerned have come to apologise.
“My title was despatched to EFCC so many occasions. The EFCC investigated, as a result of the whole lot was documented in recordsdata, they discovered nothing.
“I couldn’t come to Abeokuta to not discuss of visiting the workplace of the Governor. The opposite eight years, that one, additionally turned problematic.”
Osoba nonetheless expressed his pleasure for coming again to the Oke-Mosan Governor’s workplace after 16 years of leaving workplace.
He mentioned, “Mr Governor, you’ll not know what number of hours you have got added to my life with this motion right this moment. It might be hours, weeks, days, or years, however you have got added one thing very nice to my life right this moment.”
The governor nonetheless lauded the previous governor for his contributions to the event of the state and the nation.