The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Wednesday has berated his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola for not informing him before coming into the state for the revalidation exercise.
Oyetola also flayed the Minister of Interior, Aregbesola for making a statement that may kill the drive and strength of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) in subsequent polls.
The Governor through his media aide, Ismail Omipidan featuring on RAVE FM, during a talk show programme, Frank Talk said, “Aregbesola informed Oyetola that he would be coming to Osun State for his revalidation exercise but he will notify him 48 hours before coming into the state but it is unfortunate that the Minister failed to inform Oyetola before coming to the state.”
“Normally, a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will always inform the state government that he or she will be in a state before coming into the state, to accord him the respect he deserves but Aregbesola failed to notify Oyetola. I would like to join issue with Aregbesola because he is my grandfather. I don’t feel Senator Omisore’s presence in APC should make Aregbesola bitter. A corporation with Omisore delivered a gubernatorial victory for us, APC in 2018 and Aregbesola was part of the stakeholder that talked Omisore into the coalition.”
The media aide of Rauf Aregbesola, Mr Sola Fasure who also featured on the show, said, Aregbesola did not see Senator Omisore as a threat in anyway noting that, the minister has more political value than Senator Omisore who just defected to APC.
He said, “Omisore lost to Jide Omoworare during the Osun East Senatorial Election and even lost to him in 2014 election with over 100,000 votes. Aregbesola told his followers that no one can edge him out in Osun APC, not even Omisore.
“Omisore and Aregbesola are not the best of a friend at all and the Minister will never hide his feelings about that. Omisore joining APC is not a disappointment to Aregbesola but the members of the progressive must be careful of those that are dancing on the grave of Chief Bola Ige.