#OsunDecides: Aregbesola Deletes Post On Oyetola’s Defeat

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has deleted a post where he reacted to the outcome of the just-concluded Osun State governorship election.

This was after the post had gone viral Sunday morning.

In a statement, the Media Adviser to the Minister of Interior, Sola Fasure, said the deleted post was not authorised.

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Aregbesola who is a former the state boycotted the election and had remained silent on development in Osun State after his outburst against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress and his political boss, Bola Tinubu, in February 2022.

Vantage News had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday morning declared Ademola Adeleke the Governor-Elect of Osun State after scoring a majority of votes cast in the governorship election in the state.

The PDP candidate finally claimed victory nearly four years after failing by a small margin in his bid to govern Osun State.

Adeleke on Saturday polled 403,371 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 375,027 votes.

Both Oyetola and Adeleke contested for the Osun governorship seat in 2018, which Oyetola won after a rerun.

Recall that Aregbesola had publicly moved against the second-term ambition of Governor Oyetola.

Aregbesola instead endorsed the former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti, who later lost to Oyetola at the APC governorship primary election held on February 19, 2022.

Aregbesola reacted to the election in a now-deleted post titled, ‘Osun Le Tente’, connoting the wish of the Osun people excelled, on Sunday morning.

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He posted a bible verse, Daniel 4:17, which exalts God’s power to place control in the hands of whoever He wishes.

“This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” – (Daniel 4:17),” the minister posted.


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