Following the visit of Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola to former governor of the state, Olagunsoye Oyinlola during the recent Easter holiday, it has emerged that the former governor may back Aregesola for re-election in the August 9, 2014 election.
WESTERN POST sources said both leaders had a heart to heart discussion during the visit and even spoke with other leaders during their meeting.
The relationship between Aregbesola and Oyinlola had earlier been stormy but the duo have met on several occasions in recent times where they resolved their differences culminating in the governor’s Easter visit to Oyinlola’s Okuku countryhome.
Oyinlola, former National Secretary of PDP, is aggrieved within the party following the failure of the party to reinstate him despite the ruling of the court.
Director, Bureau of Communication, Osun State, Semiu Okanlawon, told WESTERN POST that there was nothing unsusual about Aregesola’s visit to Oyinlola, saying it was in the spirit of Easter.
Before Aregbesola’s visit, former governor Isiaka Adeleke and another Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant, Hon. Wole Oke, had also called on Oyinlola during the Easter celebration.
But the rapprochement between some PDP leaders and the ruling government in the state is rankling PDP.
The PDP Chairman in Osun, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, in a statement issued on Wednesday warned members of the party against fraternizing with members of the ruling party in the state and estranged PDP members.
He asked the party members to seek necessary clarification from the party headquarters.