Former Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, returned to Osun State on Wednesday to a rousing welcome by supporters.
The former governor said those against him “have their reasons”, adding that he holds no grudge against anyone.
Aregbesola was hosted to a homecoming reception in Osogbo, the capital, after serving in the federal cabinet from 2015 to 2023.
His convoy passed through Osogbo/Ilesa road, Ilesa Garage, Oke-Ijetu, Oke-Ayepe, Ita-Olokan and stopped at Ataoja’s Palace at Oja-Oba.
Aregbesola thanked his admirers for standing by him over the years, saying “the eulogies have not stopped” since he left power.
“It was because of my promise to the then Ataoja of Osogbo that I picked my deputy from Osogbo.
“Anyone who has issues with me has his/her reasons, but I hold no grudge against anyone,” he noted.
Argebsola thanked ex-President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing him and hailed Osogbo and its people “for adopting me as their son”.