A clash of political leaders: You can’t shave my head in my absence, Oyetola tells Aregbesola


Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday, said he was not aware of plans by his predecessor and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola to celebrate 10 years of progressive governance in the state.

Aregbesola had planned to celebrate eight years of his tenure as governor from 2010 to 2018 and the two years of Oyetola’s tenure.

At the same time, Oyetola is said to be planning to mark the second anniversary of his administration.

The development has pitched loyalists of the two political gladiators against one another.

Media Adviser to Aregbeso­la, Mr Sola Fasure, who con­firmed that his principal was planning to celebrate 10 years of progressive governance in Osun, said that Governor Oye­tola was aware and was also part of the programme.

However, reacting, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Oyetola,  Ismail Omipidan, said neither the party nor his principal was aware of the proposed celebration of 10th year anniversary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State.

He said there was nothing like 10 years anniversary of progressive governance in their plans.

“The only thing I know is that we are planning our second year anniversary.

“I am a member of the committee. The party in the State also has representatives in that committee. There is no such programme in our lineup. Can you shave someone’s head behind him?

“Fasure is being economical with the truth by saying that that Governor Oyetola is part of the planned celebration. He should step forward and present further evidence to back his false claims or forever remain silent,” Omipidan said. (Daily Independent)

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