Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, said he was not invited to the All Progressives Congress (APC) mega rally for the re-election of Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, held in Osogbo on Tuesday, Vanguard reports.
According to The Vanguard reports, the mega rally committee in a statement on Monday, signed by its spokesperson, Funke Egbemode, said the ex-governor was not listed as guests expected at the rally.
When asked why his principal did not attend the rally, the media adviser to the Interior Minister, Mr Sola Fasure, said Aregbesola was not invited for the event.
Fasure, who also said Aregbesola was not a member of the APC campaign council for Osun poll, further noted that the Minister was attending an official event in Lagos on Tuesday.
He said, ”He is not a member of the campaign committee, but officially he went to the Kirikiri Correctional Centre in Lagos. It was an official visit. He was not invited (for Osun rally). He is not in the campaign council. He was not invited by either the candidate or the party.
Meanwhile, Governor Oyetola has said he bears no grudge against Aregbesola, under whom he was chief of staff.
When asked during the debate to clear the air on what some of his critics term a ”seeming betrayal” after falling out with his former boss, he dismissed the allegation as false, saying he bears no grudge or animosity.
Oyetola said:”When we were doing the debate in 2018, you asked me a question on single uniform policy, ‘people say they don’t want it, when you become the governor, will you scrap it or continue with it?’ It was tough for me to answer that question,”
What happened was because the people wanted that reform, I went for it. In doing so, we set up a committee to review the education policy and come up with recommendations. That was exactly what we did and implemented.
Oyetola said he has no regrets about reversing some of the policies made by the past governor despite being part of the government.
The governor said “Policies are supposed to be reviewed anyway. There’s a distinction between a legacy and a policy, policies are meant to be reviewed,”.