Lowo Adebiyi, the Chairman of ‘The Osun Progressives,’ a faction in All Progressives Congress in Osun State, has dismissed claims of reconciliation between the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
During the last APC governorship primary in the state, Aregbesola backed ex-Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti, against Oyetola, who eventually won the party’s ticket.
Initially, both men denied being at odds but the days leading up to the primary election revealed deep-seated animosity between the two.
However, pictures of Oyetola and Aregbesola locked in a warm embrace surfaced on social media on Sunday, with accompanying words implying that the two men had reconciled.
But when contacted for a reaction, Adebiyi said members of Ileri Oluwa, the campaign group of Oyetola were circulating the pictures.
He said no reconciliation yet between the two men.
“They are old pictures. Members of Ileri Oluwa group are behind it. Disregard them. If there will be reconciliation, it is not pictures that you will see first. The discussion will be held first. No discussion yet. Nothing happened. No reconciliation yet,” Adebiyi said.
The governorship election in Osun has been scheduled to hold on July 16. Oyetola of the APC is seeking re-election and is being challenged by Peoples Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke, amongst others.