The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has deleted a post on his social media platform which he posted earlier following the emergence of Ademola Adeleke as the elected Governor of Osun State.
Naija News reports that Adeleke who contested under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated the incumbent Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.
Governor Oyetola who was the standard flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), garnered 375,027 votes during the polls and came second behind Adeleke who polled 403,371 votes to win the election.
Shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Adeleke as the winner of the election, Aregbesola took to his social media page and quoted a portion of the Holy Bible saying: “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.
Naija News understands that Aregbesola’s cryptic post has since been receiving a barrage of reactions on and off social media.
The Minister who is known as a devoted Muslim has, however, returned to social media and deleted the post, stating that it was unauthorized.
Aregbesola, who is the only Osun indigene among President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers, had stayed away from the election because of what his aides described as an “official engagement”.
He wrote: “IGNORE UNAUTHORIZED MESSAGE POSTED ON OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA’S SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES
“It has come to the attention of the media office of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, that an unauthorized message was posted on his Verified Twitter & Facebook Pages at about 8:00 am on Sunday 17th July 2022.
The unauthorized messages have now been deleted. Members of the public, especially the media, are advised to ignore!” Aregbesola’s
Media Adviser, Sola Fasure wrote on Twitter.
Naija News understands that Oyetola and Aregbesola fell apart shortly after the incumbent governor succeeded the minister at the end of his two terms as governor.
Their rift heightened after Aregbesola fell out with Oyetola’s estranged benefactor, the Presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.