Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the former Minister of Interior, asserted that his successor, Gboyega Oyetola, has “betrayed him and his loyalists.”
Ogbeni Aregbesola expressed his sentiments over the weekend at the year-end thanksgiving event organized by his loyalists in Ilesa, Osun State.
The former governor of Osun State revealed that he will soon announce his next political move to the people of Osun.
Ogbeni Aregbesola said, “We did our own eight years in office and by the grace of God, we handed over power to the person who we felt would meet our interests and that of the party.
“But he betrayed us and the party. Those who are not patient and not in Osun began to say rubbish about the matter.
“I did not ask for money, positions, or acceptance of my counsel. I only asked that the party should not be destroyed.
“From the smallest of them to the biggest, I did not have any form of disagreement with them.
“Despite this, they went publicly to say rubbish about me.”
Regarding reconciliation efforts before the election, he stated that agreements reached during a meeting were disregarded.
He said, “During the meeting, it was agreed that they would give our own faction one-third while they take two-thirds of the positions in the next administration after the 2022 election.
“We did not hear anything again about the agreement.
“On OSBC, their leader of governorship campaign said that anybody who was not invited should not come for the campaign.
“As a bonafide Yoruba man, I stayed away. No bonafide Yoruba person would hear that comment and go to where he was not invited.
“By the grace of God, by this time in 2024, I would have declared where we are heading to and it will be clear to everyone where Osun people are heading to.”