The feud between Osun State governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola and his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has deepened as their aides could not agree on how to celebrate the Oyetola led administration’s second year anniversary.
The governor’s aides berated Aregbesola supporters for attempting to stage 10 years of progressive governance on the same day, describing the move as an affront on the present administration.
According to them, Oyetola is the leader of the party and his administration’s second year should be the focus of the celebration not 10 years anniversary of progressive governance in the state.
But Aregbesola’s loyalists stated that the programmes could be held simultaneously without leading to controversy.
Aregbesola’s spokesperson, Sola Fasure said the Minister would be in town to engage the governor and other stakeholders in line with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that cabinet members should go back to their constituency to resolve the #EndSARS crisis, adding that it coincides with the 10-year anniversary of progressive governance in the state.
“The minister is coming principally to carry out the presidential directive that all cabinet members should go back to their respective state and engage the governor, youths, and other critical stakeholders on the issue of security challenges we face in the country especially on #EndSARS.
“He has written to the governor to inform him that he will be in Osun and that coming coincide with the 10 years anniversary of the return of the All Progressive Congress administration in Osun.
“Aregbesola spent 8 years and handed over to Oyetola who has spent two years now and was part of the first 8 years. Oyetola was a front liner in the administration as the chief of staff. When we are celebrating progressive governance, there could be as many platforms to celebrate, the more the merrier,” Fasure said.
However, Oyetola’s Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan denied having knowledge of any 10th year anniversary of progressive governance in the state.
“Neither the party nor my principal was aware of the proposed celebration of the 10th year anniversary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State.
“The only thing I know is that we are planning our second year anniversary. I am a member of the committee. The party in the state also has representatives in that committee. There is no such programme in our lineup. Can you shave someone’s head behind him?
“Fasure is being economical with the truth by saying that Governor Oyetola is part of the planned celebration. He should step forward and present further evidence to back his false claims or forever remain silent,” Omipidan said.