The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has refuted claims by a section of the state that the renaming of the Tai Solarin College of Education was done in bad faith.
Abiodun who stated this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) combined ward meeting held at the Ijebu-Ode Local Government premises, flayed those behind claims saying that the have failed to recognise the fact that the late scholar still has the first University of Education in the country named after him.
He explained that the renaming TASCE after the Awujale wasn’t done to remove the name of the late Tai Solarin from history, stressing that contributions of the late social critic and educationist would remain indelible.
“Last week, we changed Tai Solarin College of Education and to Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology, some mischievous people are now saying that is Tai Solarin no longer a hero after we changed his name from the school?
“What of Tai Solarin University of Education, is that university not bearing the name of Tai Solarin again? What is their problem,” the Governor querried.
Abiodun, however, called on the people of Ijebu-Ode to go all out and get their Permanent Voter’s Card in preparation for the general election next year.
The Ogun East Senatorial Chairman of the APC, Adeleke Adedoyin, who noted that they are happy with the successes recorded by the governor in the state, assured that victory is certain for the governor come 2023.
A member representing Ijebu-Ode in the State House of Assembly; Kemi Oduwole, while commending Governor Abiodun for embarking on the reconstruction of internal roads in the town, urged the people of the town to show support for the Governor’s second term bid.