The details of the meeting between the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, the Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and Bisi Akande, a former National Chairman of APC has been released.
There were speculations that the meeting held behind closed-door at the residence of Akande in Ila Orangun, was to resolve the differences between Oyetola and Aregbesola.
Following the emergence of Oyetola in 2018, there have been reports of a rift between the governor and his predecessor, as Oyetola was said to have scrapped some programmes initiated by Aregbesola.
The media aide of Akande, Lani Baderinwa, while speaking with newsmen, disclosed that Aregbesola came to see his principal as part of civic engagement directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He further stated that Aregbesola came with Oyetola to meet Akande and incidentally Tinubu came around on random visitation to Ila Orangun.
He also noted that the core of their discussion was not open to him, adding that there was nothing unusual about the meeting.
Baderinwa said: “Aregbesola was here as part of civic engagements as directed by the president not too long ago. He couldn’t have done it alone; he has to come with the current governor.”
“Whatever is the core of their discussion is not opened to me, but I know they are inside. Incidentally, Asiwaju as usual who comes around randomly without anybody knowing was around too. That is what happened today.”
“We joined them at the meeting, and I believe that as the national leader of the party, he has a stake in the whole scenario; therefore, there was nothing unusual about the meeting.”
“I am not aware of any problem between Aregbesola and Oyetola. There have always been speculations in the media that they are at loggerheads with each other.”
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