Aregbesola can’t lead Osun Politics Again- Ex-Deputy Speaker

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yusuff, has expressed skepticism about Rauf Aregbesola's ability to control political course in Osun state upon his return.
Adegboyega Oyetola. Ex Governor of Osun State
Adegboyega Oyetola. Ex Governor of Osun StateGoogle Photos

Yusuff, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, responded to Aregbesola's declaration at a political event organized by the Omoluabi Caucus in Ilesa last Saturday. Aregbesola reportedly stated at the event that he would reveal his next move regarding Osun politics before the end of 2024.

In a statement on the program 'Oro Oselu' aired on Rave FM, a private radio station in Osogbo, Yusuff commented that Aregbesola, despite his declaration, might find it challenging to lead the state's political landscape once again. Yusuff, a former member of the House of Representatives, emphasized that Aregbesola had initially become governor through collective leadership and may not presently possess the capacity to guide the political system in the state.

While acknowledging Aregbesola's past contributions, Yusuff, speaking in Yoruba language in a video interview that went viral on social media, conveyed that Aregbesola was struggling to provide political direction but might not achieve the feat again.

“If he is facing challenges now, I can’t be happy about it. But the only thing I know is that he is only struggling to regain that form. It may be out of his reach. Collective leadership made him governor. Just as I was unable to get my desired position and I am not sad about it, it will not be easy for him to return to Osun and lead any political system again.

“It is the time to say the truth. He (Aregbesola) is someone that I love so much. I don’t know if he loves me same way. That he opposed my ambition to be governor of Osun and Speaker of House of Representatives are past issues.

“But, him saying he would declare his next political move is a lie. Dynamics are no longer the same. Things have changed. But I won’t say Aregbesola will no longer be relevant politically because I am not God.”

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