By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Special Adviser to Osun State Governor on Political Matters, Oluomo Sunday Akere has called on the Presidency to call to order the Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola over his recent activities in the State.
Akere made the call on Tuesday during the endorsement of Governor Gboyega Oyetola for the second term by members of APC in Ila/Boluwaduro/Ifedayo Federal Constituency which was held at the country home of elder statesman, Chief Bisi Akande in Ila.
The former commissioner of Information and Strategy who noted that the attack was a game plan of the minister stressed that Aregbesola is no more representing the interest of Osun People, but his personal interest.
His words: “There is no truth in the claim that Aregbesola wanted to be assassinated, what they are trying to do is to cause crisis in the state, probably for them to get sympathy and to make the Federal Government declare a state of emergency on the state.
“Aregbesola came to town to terrorize the residents of the state, it is the game plan of Aregbesola which we all know. We know his orientation, thinking and plans in the state, we can’t be surprise by his actions, what he is trying to do is to intimidate the voters ahead of the primary election of APC in Osun.
“We want the Presidency to call him to order. He will never succeed with his personal agendas in Osun State.
“It is shocking that Aregbesola who was a nobody; ordinary maintenance officer in an hotel in Lagos, Asiwaju picked him up but unfortunately, he is now talking gibberish at him and Baba Bisi Akande, Aregbesola has lost our confidence and we are going to give it back to us the way his boys are giving it to the elders.”
It will be recalled that there was a shootout on Monday during Aregbesola’s roadshow in Osogbo. Gun rented the air for several minutes as residents scampered for safety during the shootout.
31 wards in Ila Federal constituency gave their nod to the reemergence of Oyetola as the State Governor.
Meanwhile, The Osun Progressive (TOP) has alerted security agencies in the State of a plot to kill the Minister, by default by the state government-sponsored political thugs.
Top said “We said by default because the plan was to lay ambush for the Minister’s entourage and dealt them massive attacks on his way to visit Iwo Federal Constituency today.”
The leadership of the Rasaq Salinsile led All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, therefore, called on security agencies in the state to be proactive in designing a foolproof measure that will bring to naught, the evil plot by the Governor Oyetola’s group.