Former governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola has reacted to Gboyega Oyetola’s defeat in the state’s just concluded gubernatorial election.
The Minister of Interior who shunned the governorship election for a said trip in Germany on Sunday, July 17, 2022, posted on his social media handle that the outcome is will of God and the people as well.
In the July 16 governorship election in the state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner.
Adeleke scored 403,371 votes to emerge victorious, while the runner-up was the incumbent governor, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 375,027 votes.
Aregbesola reacting to his former Chief of Staff’s defeat said; “This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” – (Daniel 4:17).”
Recall, prior before the election had been in a running battle with Governor Gboyega Oyetola over the second term ticket ambition of the governor, which Aregbesola kicked against.
In fact, Aregbesola’s political family, The Osun Progressives (TOP), was said to have been working against Oyetola, as they were alleged to have pitched a tent with another candidate.
This was evident as most of the APC stronghold in the state like Osogbo, Ilesha and some other major towns voted for the PDP.