Please forgive me, its work of devil – Aregbesola begs ex-Governor Oyetola
Former Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has described the misunderstanding between himself and his successor, Adegboyega Oyetola during the latter’s administration as the handwork of the devil.
The ex-minister said this during a welcome rally organised by his loyalists to welcome him back to the state at Freedom Park, Osogbo.
He noted that he was in the state to seek reconciliation and development of the progressive tendency in the state.
While asking for forgiveness from everyone he may offended in the last four years, he said the devil successfully allowed animosity to thrive between himself and Adegboyega after the Supreme Court victory party in July 2019.
He said: “Politics in this part of the world is about acrimony, but today, I am not here for that. We are here to seek reconciliation and forgiveness. My successes as governor were a collective achievement, including those who turned themselves into our enemies today.
“In July 2019 after the Supreme Court victory, we were together in this venue where we call on ourselves to be united. I said on that day that I’d concluded my tenure and handed over to the person I preferred, but warned that it was left for my successor to be a good person and that I will be the godfather.
“But my statement was misconstrued and the devil took over leading to the rift that lasted four years. I did not request anything from my successor talkless of being denied such a thing but some people just feel envious of our presence. Despite all of these, I seek forgiveness from those who felt offended by some of our actions.
“After this, I will not beg anybody again. We didn’t offend anyone and we don’t believe anyone offended us but it’s possible that they believe we offended them, that’s why we are seeking forgiveness”, he said.
He further attributted his political successes to President Bola Tinubu, who he said identified and supported his political aspirations since 1999 from Lagos state.