Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, has described as mentally unstable, those protesting the outcome of the gubernatorial election in Osun State.
Governor Aregbesola spoke with State House correspondents on Friday after a meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
During the meeting, the Osun state governor-elect, Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola, was formally presented to the President by the governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Election Campaign in Osun State and Governor of Kano State, Umaru Ganduje.
Over the protest, Aregbesola said: “I will not even respond to this because what you are referring to is a charade, an act of gross irresponsibility from people who ought to know that after an election, the only option left for every responsible citizen is to go to the tribunal.
“And again interestingly, the other party defeated in the election is already in tribunal. I don’t now know what the protest you are talking about is meant to do.
“If you are already in court and you are still doing a street protest either you are not mentally stable or you need psychiatric attention”, Aregbesola said.
Governor Aregbesola further said that the visit was to express appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the President expressed happiness over their visit and charged them to mobilise people to support his own election and indeed those of other members of APC in the State.
Governor Aregbesola said they also intimated the president with their challenges. He said the President noted them and promised to always support them to succeed.
On his part, the governor-elect said he came to thank the leadership of the party, and indeed the President. He then promised that he would run a transparent and accountable government in Osun State.