There is palpable fears in the camp of the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola following the triumphant entry of the immediate past governor of the State and current Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who also announced he is a member of The Osun Progressive (TOP).
Aregbesola was instrumental to the emergence of Oyetola as Governor of Osun State but he has been having a feud with the governor over his second term bid and unresolve issues that bothers on performance.
While other people in the state have declared their interest to contest for the gubernatorial election, Elanza News reports that the siting Governor, Oyetola is not sure of his second term as some forces are working hard to ensure his ousted.
Oyetola nearly lost the last election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Sen Ademola Adeleke in a contest first ballot could not decided.
Pundits say PDP’s candidate lost the election because of the decamping of its member, Sen Iyiola Omisore, a politician controlling the Osun East who went on to contest the gubernatorial election under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Omisore who later strike a deal with the APC, a party that later abandoned him.
But there is palpable tension in the camp of Oyetola considering the fact that some of his supporters are withdrawing, including Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
But Aregbesola has declared himself as one of the members of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a caucus of the APC in the state that is working against Oyetola.
The TOP pronouncement came as a shock to some government officials that believed Aregbesola was not involved in the activities of the group in the state.
Aregbesola made the declaration at the commissioning of the Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC) in Ijesa Muslim Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun state, on Friday, January 14, 2022.
According to the Minister : “I belong to TOP, the group established to correct the wrong within the APC.”
“I greet the Chairman of APC, Honourable Rasaki Salinsile, the Chairman of my own APC in Osun,” Aregbesola said, giving signals of where he belongs.