The Osun State Government has reinstated Mr Philip Akinyemi, a teacher at the Masifa Community Grammar School in Ejigbo Local Government Area of the state.
Akinyemi was in December last year suspended indefinitely for posting “abusive” comments and pictures against the Governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, on social media.
On his Facebook page at that time, his posts were in favour of The Osun Progressives, a faction of the All progressives Congress loyal to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, in the state.
While Aregbesola is backing TOP, Oyetola belongs to another faction called IleriOluwa.
The Special Adviser to Governor Oyetola on Education, Jamiu Olawunmi, confirmed the teacher’s reinstatement to newsmen on Wednesday.
Also, the teacher confirmed his reinstatement to journalists on the telephone.
When asked if his political position has changed, the teacher said, “I am now neutral.”
“It is true that I have been reinstated. I am happy and I thank the government,” he added.
On his part, Olawunmi said the teacher was reinstated after showing remorse.
He said, “The essence of punishment is to reform not destroy. Suspending him is to t reform him and make him be of good conduct and respect the office of the governor.”