Osun State lawmakers elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have embarked on a spirited move to reconcile Governor Adeboyega Oyetola of Osun State and his predecessor, the Minister of Ingterior, Rauf Aregbesola.
The move is coming ahead of the 2022 gubernatorial election in the state.
The move, it was gathered, saw the lawmakers visiting the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, and eight other lawmakers, a source said, met with Pastor Adeboye last week at the Redemption Camp.
The main purpose of the visit was to convince the General Overseer to intervene and help restore peace between Oyetola and Aregbesola.
The appeal for the intervention is against the backdrop of the battle between Aregbesola’s loyalists under the aegis of The Osun Progressives, TOP, and Oyetola for the soul of the APC in Osun State.
It would be recalled that last year, the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and former governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, made efforts to reconcile the warring parties to no avail.
The source said worried by the adverse effect the development might have on the party in the coming governorship election, if not resolved, the APC caucus in the State House of Assembly decided to seek the intervention of the respected pastor.
Adeboye is an elder and indigene of Osun State.
“The visit was led by the Speaker and they sought Baba’s help to help broker peace so as to guarantee and sustain the development of Osun. Baba appreciated the visit and the Speaker’s team’s initiative to resolve the issues. He stressed however that though he is not a politician, he will be guided by the scripture that said blessed are peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. The General Overseer prayed for his visitors before they departed for Osogbo,” the source said.