Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola while rounding off his tenure in office claimed he has spent the last eight years as an “absentee husband”.
The governor, whose eight years in office elapses today, was Humorous about the distance his highly demanding job had on his closen relationship with his wife.
Aregbesola came into power on November 27, 2010 after the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, sacked his predecessor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who had spent three and a half years of his second term in office.
In the last two weeks, the outgoing governor, who spent two terms in office, unlike his predecessors, has been engaged in a series of activities, including tributes, inauguration of projects, such as road projects, mega schools and others.
Speaking days before his vacation from the Government House, during the last edition of Ogbeni Till Day Break in Osogbo, the governor said he resolved to move out of the government residence a week before the expiration of his tenure to give Oyetola the ample chance to do the necessary renovation.
He promised to return to his father’s house at J69A Arogbo Street, Ifofin in Ilesa, Osun State.
The governor said he would not pick a senatorial ticket, like some of his colleagues, because he wants to rest.