Exclusive… Osun: Akeredolu Still Angry With Tinubu, Aregbesola For Sponsoring AD, Oke Against Him In Ondo
inubu Reported Amosun, Akeredolu, Others To President
. Amosun Refuted Allegation Of Sponsoring Adeoti In Osun
. Akeredolu reluctantly graced Mega Rally, Shunned Tinubu
The Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN is still serious embittered over the role the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola played in the last governorship election in Ondo State, COMPLETE NEWS has exclusively gathered.
COMPLETE NEWS gathered on Thursday in Osun that Akeredolu is yet to forgive Tinubu and Aregbesola for reviving Alliance for Democracy, AD which was comatose in Ondo State and fielded Olusola Oke and Bola Ilori, a serving official in Aregbesola’s government to challenge him.
Recall that Akeredolu emerged as the flagbearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC beating the preferred candidate of the national leader, Dr Olusegun Abraham in fiercely contested primary election which was adjudged to be relatively credible except inducement of delegates.
Tinubu who was enraged at the outcome of the exercise, in an open letter accused the then National Chairman of APC Chief John Oyegun for compromising the process to favour Akeredolu.
Consequently, Tinubu and Aregbesola were alleged to have funded the AD and Oke to scuttle the governorship ambition of Akeredolu.
It was however, a pay back time when Gboyega Oyetola, first cousin of Tinubu emerged as the candidate of the APC in the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.
Akeredolu , Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun and other emerging power block in the south west popularly called Abuja Boys adopted a former Secretary to the state Masood Adeoti as their candidate. Adeoti clinched the governorship ticket of the African Democratic Party, ADP.
The moves rattled Tinubu, COMPLETE NEWS was told by a credible source in Osogbo. “ Tinubu knows the political clout of Shehu ( Adeoti ) in Osun State as a popular grassroot politician. Adeoti was the one that introduced Aregbeshola to critical stakeholders in Osun and he built the party structures from nothing to something enviable.
“You saw how serving members in the Aregbesola a cabinet resigned and followed him including notable chieftains of the ruling party and local government chairmen. It is because they believe in him and his leadership.
“The APC had been seriously decimated since his departure. I can tell you for free that he will win atleast in four out of six local government in Ilesha, Aregbesola’s hometown ditto for other local governments”.
Tinubu accused Akeredolu , Amosun , Fayemi and other Abuja Boys of financing Adeoti and ADP in Osun. The National Leader reported them to President Buhari. During a meeting with Buhari, it was gathered that when the allegation of Adeoti’s sponsorship was levelled against Amosun, he denied the allegation before the president.
Meanwhile, if not for the intervention of the president, Akeredolu would have totally shunned the APC governorship rallies in Osun. The Governor was said to have shunned Tinubu at the ground finale mega rally on Tuesday which he reluctantly attended.
“ If you observed, Arakunrin (Akeredolu) did not greet him at the rally, neither did he wear the APC Agabda even when all the governors wore the Agbada. Akeredolu is seriously embittered over the highhandedness of Tinubu in the region especially how he worked frantically to scuttle his governorship bid. Is it not amusing that what Asiwaju does not want people to do to him, he enjoys doing same to others”, a close source to Aerosols told COMPLETE NEWS.