'It's High Time You Begin To Behave Like A Statesman': Aregbesola Tells Mark
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29, (THEWILL) – The war of words between Osun State Governor, Engr. Rau Aregbesola and Senate President David Mark continued today with a response from Aregbesola following a statement credited to David Mark, where he urged the governor to behave like a ‘State Governor and not like an area boy’ following Aregbesola’s allegations that Mark was involved in a plot to raise N1 billion naira to destabilize his administration.
A statement from Aregbesola’s Head, (Media & Publicity), Mr. Gbenga Fayemiwo, said, “It is high time he (Mark) begins to behave like a statesman which the exalted office of the President of Senate demands of him.”
It reads in full:
“We have read the response of Senator David Mark on the plans being orchestrated to destabilise Osun State and wish to advise him that it is high time he begins to behave like a statesman which the exalted office of the President of Senate demands of him.Senator Mark should tell the world why he held a nocturnal meeting with four principal of the Osun State House of Assembly (OSHA) on December 1, 2010 in Abuja. We like to ask from the Senate President to explain the basis of his relationship with Senator Iyiola Omisore on the political life of Osun State since Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola became Governor.
“The Nigerian people demand from the President of Senate decorum, civility, and circumspection at all times both in his public and private lives.
“We know that retired Brigadier-General David Mark is notorious for coup planning, coup execution and such other conspiratorial anti-people, anti-constitution and anti-democratic acts.
“He should be reminded that we are in a democratic, civilian setting which demands high degree of decency, integrity and high honours.
“A word is enough for the wise.”