As the power tussle and acrimony between Rauf Aregbesola and Governor Gboyega Oyetola worsens, the chief press secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, has slammed Mr Aregbesola for playing God.
He insisted that the interior minister is not God and cannot determine the fate of Mr Oyetola.
“My principal has absolute faith in God and the people of Osun. In these last three years plus, the people can tell the difference in terms of responsible and responsive governance and politics,” stated Mr Omipidan. “Therefore, it is God and Osun people that will determine Oyetola’s fate, not an individual trying to play God.”
Mr Omipidan further noted that the governor had absolute faith in God and the people of Osun, adding that in the last three years, the people can tell the difference in terms of responsible and responsive governance and politics.
“The general belief among most Africans that a man’s life is preordained and ruled by God has continued to play out in the political trajectory of Oyetola,” he added. “From 2011 when he was appointed chief of staff to 2018 when, against all odds, he emerged, first as the candidate of the APC, and later, governor of the state, at a time when many thought it was all over for him, it was obvious that he was on a divine political course.”
Also castigating Mr Aregbesola’s stance against the incumbent, the chairman of Osun APC Elders’ Caucus (‘Igbimo Agba’), Sola Akinwumi, accused him of displaying thuggery unbefitting his personality.
Mr Akinwumi said this while receiving the governor at his residence in Ilobu, Irepodun local government area.
Mr Akinwumi, who noted that Mr Aregbesola was acting like a baby politician, commended Mr Oyetola for his display of maturity and competence in handling the matter.
He called on the aggrieved members of the ruling party to return to the party and stop being deceived by those who have nothing to offer them. Mr Akinwumi also noted that the APC remained one family in the state.