Governance styles causing issues between me and  Aregbesola – Oyetola

 Governance styles causing issues between me and  Aregbesola – Oyetola

By Rasaq Adebayo

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said he could not work against his predecessor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, whom he served for eight years, saying governance styles may be causing issues between them.

Oyetola made the declaration while featuring on a programme on Osun State Broadcasting Cooperation, saying their relationship remained cordial.

He said after serving Aregbesola for eight years as Chief of Staff, he could not be working against him, saying their relationship remains cordial.

He said: “my relationship with Ogbeni is very cordial. I see him as my brother so there is nothing to it. At least, somebody I served for eight years to ensure his success; why would I be working against him?

“But when it comes to issue of governance: yes, we could have issues relating to your own style and I think it is expected and it is normal.”

Commenting on the wrangling within the rank of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Oyetola declared that there was no fight in the party, saying “we only have differences in ideology.”

“We can have issue in policies and others but that doesn’t change the focus of governance and you could see that by every standard, I am a man of peace and Osun is noted for peace. We must maintain this as a party and in Osun generally.”

He further said APC as a family would resolve whatever issues among its members, adding that it would be unnecessary to resort to litigation, when matters could be resolved amicably.

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