Posted by News Express | 29 December 2019 | 619 times
The aides threw tantrum at themselves, an evidence of uncontrolled anger or frustration between the camps of current Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, his predecessor in office, now Minister of Interior.
The two gladiators have been managing their differences due to the fact that they both lean on same godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is also the National Leader of the party and a former Governor of Lagos State.
While Oyetola is a blood relation of Tinubu, Aregbesola remains his (Tinubu) political associate and a diehard loyalist. So, the duo cannot afford to engage in any blindfolded fight so as not to incur the wrath of their mentor.
But the recent outburst of a member of Oyetola’s cabinet who is also the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Jamiu Olawumi on his facebook account and subsequent reply by Bola Ilori, who is serving in Aregbesola’s office in Abuja blew opened the hidden animosity.
This development however confirmed an earlier report that all is not well between the two camps.
Some Aregbesola’s aides had since been relegated to the back seat by Oyetola’s government thereby nursing grudges of alleged neglect, while those that shifted their loyalties to Oyetola prior to the 2018 governorship election and spearheaded his campaign programmes and organisation now take the centre stage of governance of the state.
It was also reported that the refusal of Governor Oyetola to back the ministerial slot of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola was one of the real reasons behind the disaffection between the two leaders and their followers in the state. (Sunday Independent)
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