The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has reacted to claims of nursing presidential ambition in 2023 and also dismissed claims that he is at war with his leader and mentor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Aregbesola also denied any plans of nursing any presidential ambition.
The minister explained that ‘he knew where the story was coming from and the identity of those sponsoring it. ‘Rift with Asiwaju Tinubu? Nothing can be more impossible! Nothing can be farther from the truth. I remain committed to my mentor,’ Aregbesola said.
The minister noted “They even said I have presidential ambition. False!”
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has reportedly taken some steps against the political moves by Rauf Aregbesola, Nigeria’s interior minister and former governor of Osun State.
Naija News understands Tinubu on Tuesday afternoon, dissolved all political groups in the state not authorized by him.
The decision was announced at the meeting of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) in Lagos. This decision is coming as a result of the cold war between Tinubu and Rauf Aregbesola, TheCable reports.
Aregbesola was accused of launching and operating political groups in the state without the knowledge and approval of Tinubu.
These political activities are understood to have pitched Aregbesola against Tinubu as both politicians are said to have an eye on the 2023 presidential contest.