- Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has spoken about the circumstances surrounding his emergence as governor
- The Osun state governor stated that God played a part in making his governorship ambition a reality
- Oyetola expressed the confidence that God would continue to help him overcome challenges
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has claimed that he had divine encounters twice where God assured him that he would be the governor of Osun state.
Oyetola made the claim when he spoke at a thanksgiving service held to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration at a church in Osogbo on Sunday, November 29, The Nation reported.
He said the Ileri Oluwa slogan (the will of God must be done) which has become the mantra of his administration, was given to him by God.
“The administration was founded by God Himself, and I will tell you why. I am ordinarily, not one who sees visions, but on two occasions, I had a strange encounter."
Oyetola narrated how he had a dream about a Christian song in which the last line says Ileri Oluwa ni lati se (the will of God must be done). He said prior to the dream, he had never heard about that song before.
The governor stated that the divine revelation has given him the confidence to surmount challenges he has encountered since he became governor.
He said God’s intervention spared his life when he was attacked by some hoodlums on October 17, 2020.
Meanwhile, a former governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has called on his successor and minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola not to disturb Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
There has been an alleged cold war between the minister and the governor with some media reports citing Aregbesola's eagerness to dictate to the governor as the genesis of the disagreement.
The tension between both former allies degenerated recently after reports suggested that Aregbesola plans to hold a political programme parallel to Oyetola's second-anniversary celebrations on Friday, November 27.
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