Former governor of Osun State for two-term of eight years, Rauf Aregbesola has formally reacted to the defeat of the incumbent governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying, in what looks like speaking in tongue: “Osun Le Tente.”
Aregbesola, who is currently the minister of Interior under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, on Facebook page today, quoted a Bible verse, saying: “the Most High ruleth in the affairs of men…
“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 setteth up over it the basest of men – (Daniel 4:17).”
Aregbesola, who has been in a long-running battle with governor Oyetola before the election, did not campaign for the governor nor participate in the Saturday election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), today, July 17, declared Ademola Adeleke candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the Osun State governorship election.
Adeleke won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the Osun State governorship election, while Oyetola won in the remaining 13 LGAs, according to results announced by INEC.
Oyetola polled 375,027 votes while Adeleke scored 403,371 votes. Adeleke, who is a former senator and younger brother to the state’s first governor, Isiaka Adeleke, defeated Oyetola, by a margin of about 44,426 votes.
Other candidates that took part in the election included Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party, Goke Omigbodun of the Social Democratic Party and the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuf, who contested under the platform of Labour Party.