The immediate past governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said he served the state wholeheartedly for four years without resting before God intentionally planned his temporary rest.
Oyetola spoke at a prayer session organised by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osogbo to herald his return to the state since leaving office, on Monday.
He also said God told him he would return as governor of Osun State.
“I know that you are scared by what happened, but God knows how he carries out his plans. Everyone has his challenges. I only went to rest; you see, I am fresh now. I served Osun wholeheartedly for four years without resting, and God intentionally orchestrated my rest for a while.
“God made me govern Osun well. Let our minds be at rest. Nobody can scare us out of this state. I want to implore us to work hard for the forthcoming election. It is very important to us,” Oyetola said.
The former governor also stated he had a divine revelation that the presidential candidate of the APC in the 2023 election, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would be elected president.
“God has told me that he will do two things for us this year. We are going to retrieve our mandate, and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will become the president of Nigeria,” he said.
Meanwhile, Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has urged Oyetola to stop listening to devil’s whispering on a possible return to office as governor.
The governor made the call in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed.
“The holy books even noted that the devil’s whispering is real and no one should mistake the voice of the devil for God. Our Almighty God has spoken resoundingly in favour of a new Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Mr Oyetola should better be reading ‘auzubilahi mina shaytani rajeem’ so he could hear the true voice of God – that a new leader is anointed by divine will for Osun people,” he said.
Reminding Oyetola that there was life after losing election, Adeleke affirmed that Osun people have moved on and have at the moment started enjoying “a new governance of openness, accountability, and responsiveness to yearnings and aspirations of the citizenry.”