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Aregbesola SHUNS Osun Governorship Election

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Aregbesola SHUNS Osun Governorship Election

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has shunned the just held Osun State Governorship election.

The Minister did not partake in the State election and wa salso absent in the State, The Punch reliably gathered.

It was learnt that the former governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has travelled abroad to attend a conference.

According to an aide of the minister, Aregbesola shunned the election to avoid a crisis.

Recall the minister had moved against the second-term ambition of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

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Instead, Aregbesola endorsed the former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti, who later lost to Oyetola at the APC governorship primary election held on February 19.

It was learnt that the minister was in Lagos State on Thursday before travelling to Abuja on Friday.

When The Punch contacted Aregbesola’s media adviser, Sola Fasure, he confirmed the minister’s absence.

“He proceeded on an official assignment on Friday,” Fasure said.

The media aide noted that Aregbesola was not invited to work for Oyetola’s second-term bid in Osun.

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He also said the minister was not named in the Osun State campaign team by the All Progressives Congress.

He said, “Aregbesola is not in Oshogbo. He is on an official assignment. He was not invited and not a part of the election council. The governor did not also invite him to be part of the campaign.”

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