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Aregbesola deletes Facebook post on APC’s defeat in Osun election, says message unauthorised

Rauf Aregebsola, minister of interior and former governor of Osun, says the message on his social media pages on the defeat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election in Osun is unauthorised.

Following the declaration of Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, as the winner of the Osun governorship election, Aregbesola took to his verified Facebook page to send a cryptic message to the APC and Gboyega Oyetola, the party’s candidate and incumbent governor.

The minister had been at loggerheads with Oyetola and opposed the governor’s re-election bid.

Consequently fractioning the APC in Osun into two factions — one loyal to Aregbesola while the other supports Oyetola.

Reacting to the APC loss in Osun, Aregbesola quoted chapter four, verse 17 of the book of Daniel. The minister wrote that “the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will”.

“Osun Le Tente,” the post read.

“‘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).”

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