Ahead of the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun State, political players who have the ambition to contest for the governorship position are working to achieve their goals.
The current State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, will be contesting for a second term in office. Recall that Oyetola was sworn in as the 9th Governor of Osun State on November 27, 2018.
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As the people of Osun State prepare for another governorship election, the internal crisis in the Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is one of the most discussed issues in the State.
The Osun APC is divided into two factions, one faction supports the state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, and the other faction called The Osun Progressives (TOP) is loyal to the immediate past Governor of the State and Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
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The face-off between Aregbesola and his successor has caused a lot of uncertainty in Osun APC as many analysts believed unless something is done, the face-off might cause Oyetola his second term bid.
However, Governor Oyetola has taken a smart move that may convince Aregbesola to accept reconciliation and support his reelection bid in 2022.
The Smart Move Taken By Oyetola
Governor Oyetola recently directed his camp to withdraw the court case against the leadership of Aregbesola's faction, The Osun Progressives (TOP).
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This smart move by the Governor may convince Aregbesola to accept reconciliation and call his members of faction to support Oyetola's reelection bid.
Remember that the faction of Oyetola dragged the Chairman of Aregbesola's faction, Mr. Lowo Adebiyi, and six others to court over the recent clashes during the ward congress of the party.
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The chairman of The Osun Progressives (TOP), Lowo Adebiyi, and six other leaders were arraigned before Osogbo Magistrates' Court for alleged conspiracy and assault.
The smart move taken by Oyetola to prevail on his camp to discontinue their trial may convince Aregbesola to accept reconciliation and prevail on his camp to work for the re-election of the Governor.
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