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Aregbesola begs Oyetola For Forgiveness Over Feud

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has apologised to the former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola over the feud between them that…

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has apologised to the former Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola over the feud between them that last four years. 

Aregbesola, who was Osun Governor between 2010 to 2018, handed over to Oyetola who served under him as Chief of Staff after winning the 2018 governorship election.

However, he was opposed to Oyetola’s re-election and faulted the elders of the party for not calling his successor to order over decision to reverse his policies.

Oyetola and All Progressives Congress consequently lost the June 2022 governorship election to Governor Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Aregbesola, who arrived in Osun State after his tenure as the minister under former President Muhammadu Buhari, visited the palaces of Owa Obokun, Oba Gabriel Aromolaran and Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun before addressing his supporters at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park via Old Garage, Osogbo.

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The ex-minister, who spoke in Yoruba, first commended Buhari for inviting him to his cabinet to serve. He also lauded President Bola Tinubu for being his destiny helper and trusting him with power.

Aregbesola said: “I have not returned to Osun for animosity or acrimony but reconciliation of our party. I have come here today to beg for forgiveness from anybody who is offended towards me.

“The reason why people are applauding me over my successes in Osun today was because of the great work I did when I was in government and those who turned themselves into enemies today, we worked together in government.

“I thank God who showcased me from Lagos through the help of President Bola Tinubu. He is the architect of my success. I spent 8 years as commissioner in Lagos.

“In 2004, we had a meeting in Badagry where we talked about how we will take over our states from the opposition party. President Tinubu and other Yoruba elders directed me to come and take over Osun State from the opposition.

“With the help of God and the support of Asiwaju, I was able to excel as a governor for 8 years even though it was not easy with the help of those that turned to my enemy for four years.”

Ex-minister narrated that he loved Oyetola and handed over power to him, after the apex court ruling in 2019.

“In 2019, after the Supreme Court judgment, I came to this venue with the person I handed over power to. I counseled that I have played my own part and handed over to the person I loved.

“But I said, the person must do it right by ensuring unity within the party. If that is done, I will now be the godfather. But unfortunately, Satan took over them in interpreting what I said. I never begged for anything from them when he was in power.

“I am saying it today and I am begging for forgiveness. After this, we are not going to beg anybody again. We didn’t offend anyone and we don’t believe anyone offended us but it’s possible that they believe we offended them, that’s why we are apologising to them,” Aregbesola said.

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