The current Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has jetted out to Germany for a conference, thereby, boycotting the ongoing gubernatorial election in Osun State.
It was earlier reported that supporters of the former Osun State Governor were waiting for him to show up in the Ilesha East area of Osun State amid the gubernatorial election.
When contacted by Punch, Aregbesola’s media adviser, Sola Fasure, 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 Governor Adegboyega Oyetola's second-term bid in Osun.
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.”
Aregbesola’s boycott might be connected with the prolonged political differences between him and Oyetola.
Aregbesola had publicly moved against the second-term ambition of Oyetola. 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.