Ahead of the 2018 Governorship primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), it was rumoured that former Chief of Staff of the state, Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola, was to be imposed on the Osun State chapter of the party, as the governorship candidate.
Some Southwest Governors may not be able to win their second term as Governors of their various States. The reason is that the Governors are not having good relationship with their Leaders in their various States. The Governors who may not be able to win their second term in their States shall be discussed one after the other in this article.
It is no more news that the former Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola and the incumbent Governor of the State, Gboyega Oyetola are fighting each other over the Leadership of the Party in the State. It should be recalled that Aregbesola started fighting Governor Oyetola, immediately after the 2018 Governorship Polls.
Photo: Ogbeni Abdulrauf Adesoji Aregbesola, culled from the Nation Former Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Abdulrauf Adesoji Aregbesola is undoubtedly one of the major politicians in Nigeria who could be considered favored with the return of democracy to the country, in 1999. Whatever he might have possessed prior to the return of democracy in 1999, Ogbeni Abdulrauf Adesoji Aregbesola should be considered as one of the major beneficiaries of democracy.
It all looks like Mr. Rauf Aregbesola doesn't have much power in the Osun State political arena anymore. A faction, which is loyal to him, conducted a parallel congress on Saturday in Osogbo. He may not have to struggle much before he gets power. He can actually gain more influence in the party.
It is no more news that the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola and the immediate Past Governor of the State, Rauf Aregbesola are having serious issues with each other in the State. It was gathered that The recent Ward Congress in the State does not favour Aregbesola's Loyalists.
The national caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress has fixed October 2 for the congress at the state level. The committee being led by Mai Mala Buni has come up with arrangements and there are two key ministers who may oppose the governors of their states during the congress.
Photo: Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola (L); Ogbeni Abdulrauf Adesoji Aregbesola (R), culled from the Nation The political rift between Osun State Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola and his predecessor who is also the current Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Abdulrauf Adesoji Aregbesola may not affect the support of Aregbesola for the second term election of Governor Oyetola.
Ahead of the upcoming 2023 general elections, the Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola has come out to state that prisoners will be able to vote in the upcoming election because their rights as inmates to vote during elections aren't limited by the constitution. Photo Credit: Premium Times
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.
The decision by some aggrieved members of the ruling party in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress (APC), to conduct parallel congresses when the party was holding her State Congress to elect new set of state executives could be, easily, described as efforts in futility. Photo Credit: The Tableshakers
The Governor of Osun State, Governor Gboyega Oyetola may not be able to deliver the State for APC in the Forthcoming Polls due to some reasons. It should be recalled that the last Governorship Election that brought Governor Oyetola into Power was controversial. Governor Oyetola won the 2018 Governorship election through rerun election.
A top official has revealed that the All Progressives Congress would recognize executive councils backed by incumbent governors in APC states in states where parallel congresses were held. In non-APC states, a member of the party's national caucus told The PUNCH that the party would recognize congresses sponsored by the top political office holders in those states.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can benefit from the crisis that the All Progressive Congress (APC) is experiencing in Osun State ahead of the upcoming gubernatorial election in the state. As reported by the Punch Newspaper, the All Progressive Congress (APC) congress that was held in Osun State yesterday resulted in violence that people were even injured during the crisis.
The Parallel Congress conducted in Osun APC may deepen the crisis rocking the Party in the State. It should be recalled that APC conducted two Congress in two different venues within the State. It was gathered that Governor Oyetola's faction conducted their Congress at Osogbo city Stadium while Aregbesola's faction conducted their Congress at Open field, opposite Ladsol Pure water in Osogbo, osun state.
'EndSARS Protests Are The Cause Of Jailbreaks And Prison Attacks In The Country' - Aregbesola Claims
Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has blamed the high rate of jailbreaks and prison attacks in the country on last year's #EndSARS protests. Aregbesola made this known during a visit to the Abolongo Custodial Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Oyo State on Sunday morning.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has made a solid vow that all escapees from the Abolongo Custodial Centre of the Nigeria Correctional Service located in Oyo State on Friday Night will be re-apprehended. The Minister made this vow during his visit to the Centre Early morning Today.
October 19 has been declared a public holiday by the Federal Government to mark this year Eid-ul-Mawlid photo credited: CHANNELSTV.com the Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola. Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behave of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim faithful as they celebrate the marking the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Ondo government presented Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, with a gift of excellence. The prize was presented to Aregbesola by the State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, who was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Chief Gbenga Ale.
By Adebayo Adedeji In recent times, a number of Rauf Aregbesola's lieutenants have been falling over themselves to rewrite history of how Osun debt leaped from N15 billion in 2010, when their principal, Aregbesola, took the mantle of authority, and to almost N200 billion when he exited the government in 2018.