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Aregbesola speaks on Adeleke victory


The Minister of Interior and a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Rauf Aregbesola, has broken his silence on the just-concluded Osun State governorship election.

Aregbesola reacted to the election in a post titled, ‘Osun Le Tente’ on Sunday morning.

He posted a Bible verse, Daniel 4:17, which exalts God’s power to place control in the hands of whoever He wishes.

“This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will and sets up over it the basest of men,” – (Daniel 4:17),” the minister posted.

Aregbesola, a former Osun State governor, had boycotted the election and had maintained silence on development in the state after his outburst against the presidential candidate of the APC and his political boss, Bola Tinubu, back in February.

Related: Aregbesola under fire over attack on Akande, Tinubu

The  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday morning declared Ademola Adeleke the Governor-Elect of Osun State after scoring a majority of votes cast in the governorship election in the state.

The victory came for Adeleke nearly four years after failing by a small margin in his bid to govern Osun State.

On Saturday, Adeleke polled 403,371 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 375,027 votes.

Although 15 political parties participated in the election, the top contenders were Oyetola and Adeleke.
Both Oyetola and Adeleke contested for the Osun governorship seat in 2018, which Oyetola won after a rerun.

Related: #OsunDecides: How Adeleke defeated Oyetola with 28,344 votes

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