Former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba has opened up on his time after he left office in 2003.
According to him, his successor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel tormented him for 16 years which resulted in Otunba declaring him as persona non grata.
In his words: “When I left office, I was so harassed to the point that all the plaques and the symbols of all the projects I did were the first to be removed throughout the state.
“The first 16 years of my leaving this office have been very, very traumatic. I never came back, I became a snake that doesn’t go back to where it has turned over its skin. This premises (Governor’s office) became no go area for me. To imagine that in my life my return to this premises will be this glorious is something of emotion.
“The first eight years, I was virtually declared persona non grata in Ogun state, well that is settled, those involved have come to apologise. Niran Molaolu was the first to come and apologise.
“My name was sent to EFCC so many times. The EFCC investigated and investigated because everything was documented in files , they found nothing.I couldn’t come to Abeokuta not to talk of visiting the office of the Governor. The other eight years, that one also became problematic.
“Mr. Governor, you will not know how many hours you have added to my life with this action today. It maybe hours, it maybe weeks, days, it maybe years, but you have added something very great to my life today.”