2023 Presidency: Ooni, Alaafin Meet Aregbesola Over Rift With Bola Tinubu As Details Remain Unknown
- The feud between APC national leader, Bola Tinubu and Rauf Aregbesola might be over earlier than it could be imagined
- This is coming as concerned stakeholders in Yorubaland, APC and some influential leaders waded in to broker a truce
- The reconciliation meeting organised by the Alaafin of Oyo and Ooni of Ife took place on Tuesday, March 1
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Ibadan, Oyo state - The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been reconciled with the minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola after being at loggerheads for the last couple of years.
Legit.ng gathered that the reconciliation between the politicians got a major boost on Tuesday, March 1, with several stakeholders in attendance at the meeting.
The peaceful reconciliation meeting was organised by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adéyemí and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, according to a tweet by Progressives for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
It was gathered that the politicians met in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital after the Yoruba elders waded into the matter.
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The truce was arranged by stakeholders in the overall interest of the Yoruba and the APC ahead of the Osun state governorship election and 2023 presidential poll.
Tinubu has expressed his interest in vying for the highest office in the land, but first, he has to secure the ticket of the APC.
The genesis of the crisis
A source in the know told Legit.ng that the crisis resulted from the failure on the part of Aregbesola’s men to adhere to an agreement he (Aregbesola) reached with Governor Oyetola over appointments into his (Oyetola) cabinet as commissioners.
He blamed the crisis on Aregbesola’s foot-soldiers who are aggrieved that they were not appointed into the cabinet. According to him, they believed they were to be appointed into the cabinet automatically.
According to the source:
“Unknown to them, there was an understanding between Aregbesola and Oyetola that anybody that has served as commissioner twice will not have the opportunity to serve under Oyetola, but if you have served as commissioner once or special adviser ones, you can still be given the chance."
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In a previous report by Legit.ng, Aregbesola drew a battle line with those he termed as betrayers of his trust in the state and the APC.
Aregbesola who on Monday, February 14, in Ijebu Jesa spoke with members of the APC ahead of the primary for the Osun governorship election accused party bigwigs like Tinubu and one of his predecessors, Bisi Akande, of godfatherism.
The minister claimed that the duo foisted his successor, Gboyega Oyetola, on the people of the state against their collective will.