Senator Ademola Adeleke, the newly elected governor of Osun State, has disclosed that Rauf Aregbesola’s supporters worked hard to ensure his win in the just-concluded governorship election.
Remember that on Sunday, July 17, 2022, Gboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress lost to Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the race for governor of the state (APC).
There was a rumor that Aregbesola, a former governor of the state who squared off against Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, and the current governor, was responsible for Adeleke’s victory.
Speaking with Channels TV on Monday night, July 18, 2022, Adeleke said he never spoke with Aregbesola prior to the poll, but his allies joined forces with him to defeat the incumbent governor, who was the candidate of the ruling APC.
He said, “I did not work with Aregbesola, I did not even speak to him, but I know some APC members and his allies that joined us. I can’t tell whether Aregbesola asked his associates to support me or not because I never had a conversation with him”.
Asked to assess the election process, Adeleke said, “it is not easy to defeat an incumbent anywhere in the world.”
Meanwhile, the former governor 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 post which has now be deleted, he 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).”