- The governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola, and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, have put aside their differences
- This was revealed on Sunday, June 26, by Joe Igbokwe, a major supporter of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- It is very possible that the much-needed reconciliation was made possible by some APC chieftains as the ruling party makes moves to retain power in Osun
- However, Aregbesola's APC faction in the state, The Osun Progressives, has debunked Igbokwe's claim
Osun - Ahead of the Osun governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is doing all it can to make sure Governor Gboyega Oyetola remains in office.
In fact, Joe Igbokwe, an APC stalwart, reported that the governor has finally reconciled with the minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, his predecessor.
Igbokwe made this known via his Facebook page on Sunday, June 26.
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"Please know this and have inner peace and tranquillity: Aregbesola and Gov Oyetola have reconciled and vowed to deliver Osun for the APC. To God be the glory."
Aregbesola is the predecessor of Oyetola but both southwest politicians went their separate ways over power tussle in the state.
The reconciliation of the duo means serious problems for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition political platforms that are seeking the governorship seat in July.
Aregbesola's faction reacts to the reconciliation report
However, the Aregbesola-led faction of the APC in Osun, The Osun Progressives, has said that the minister is yet to reconcile with his successor.
The chairman of the faction, Lowo Adebiyi, in a Punch publication, said pictures in which Oyetola and Aregbesola were seen together were old stuff circulated by Ileri Oluwa, the campaign group of the former.
“They are old pictures. Members of Ileri Oluwa group are behind it. Disregard them. If there will be reconciliation, it is not pictures that you will see first. The discussion will be held first. No discussion yet. Nothing happened. No reconciliation yet."
Osun 2022: Oyetola makes strong allegation against Adeleke
Meanwhile, Oyetola had called for the investigation of the PDP’s candidate, Ademola Adeleke.
The call was made through the director-general of the Oyetola Campaign Committee, Ajibola Basiru, ahead of the Osun governorship poll scheduled for July 16.
Basiru, while addressing newsmen on Monday, June 20, at the Oyetola campaign office in Osogbo, said Adeleke openly declared his intention to induce voters during the poll.