Tinubu vs Aregbesola: Popular Islamic Cleric Makes Fresh Prediction Ahead of 2024

Tinubu vs Aregbesola: Popular Islamic Cleric Makes Fresh Prediction Ahead of 2024

  • President Bola Tinubu and the immediate past minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, have been predicted to end their rift soon
  • The Mufti of Ilorin Sheik Sulaiman Farooq Onikijapa made the prediction at the eight-day prayer for the late Sheik Abdulwahab Banni Afonta, an Osogbo-based Islamic cleric
  • Onikijipa noted that it would take time before peace would return between the duo but expressed optimism that the two would soon come together as before

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Osogbo, Osun - President Boa Tinubu and his former political godson, Rauf Aregbesola, have been predicted to end their feud soon.

Sheik Sulaiman Farooq Onikijapa, a renowned Islamic scholar and Mufti of Ilorin, said the sore relationship between the president and the former governor of Osun state would soon end, Leadership reported.

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Onikijipa predicts end to Aregbesola, Tinubu's rift Photo Credit: Rauf Aregbesola
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Onikijipa predicts end to Tinubu, Aregbesola's rift

The Islamic cleric maintained that the rift would take time but expressed optimism that truth would prevail.

Onikijipa made the revelation while speaking at the eight-day fridau prayer of Sheik Abdulwahab Banni Afonta, an Osogbo-based Islamic cleric, which was held at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Sheikh Afonfa was said to have settled in Osogbo from Ilorin, where he reportedly spent his lifetime and built an Arabic school and mosque. He died on Saturday, December 16 and was buried on Sunday, December 17.

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Onokijipa said Aregbesola represented Islam in politics and that the immediate past interior minister never denied President Tinubu as his boss and father.

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The cleric said:

“One certain thing is that you can turn lies to truth; no one can turn truth to lie. It might take time, but the truth will surely prevail. I pray Almighty Allah will mend the relationship and place you above the wicked beings."

Recall that Aregbesola fell out with Tinubu and allegedly worked against the return of former Governor Gboyega Oyetola.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Ademola Adeleke issued another executive order to protect Aregbesola.

The executive order would be the seventh of its kind that Governor Adeleke would issue since he was sworn in as governor in November 2022.

Recall that Aregbesola once alleged that his predecessor, Oyetola, put machinery in place to ensure he stayed away from Osun.

Source: Legit.ng

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