17th July, 2022
Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola has deleted the controversial Facebook post in which he appeared to gloat over the defeat of APC Governor Gboyega Oyetola by his PDP challenger, Ademola Adeleke.
Aregbesola made the post at about 8a.m on Sunday moments after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Adeleke as the governor-elect of Osun State.
Quoting Daniel 4:17, Aregbesola wrote: “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.”
The quote was a direct jab at Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC national leader and his former mentor, as he suggests that God is more powerful than he is.
But after some backlash, Aregbesola deleted the post.
The post generated close to 2000 comments in less than one hour, with some praising him and some others lambasting him for working for the downfall of his party’s candidate, his successor.
Some of the reactions:
Jamiu Onisona: Your intention eventually coincides with the wishes of Almighty Allah, You do not have power or ground to do so!Every action has it’s resultant effect, I wish you well.
Oyebanjo Daramola: You know there is no coming back from this, even if its not your fault, you will forever be blamed, just hope you are smart enough to realise that!
Orofin Stephen: Ogbeni,I can decode your encode here. Congratulations PDP,Congratulations, Senator Adeleke
Ojoye Samson Olugbenga: A house divided against itself can never stand.you have played your role in pulling down your own house, that all you can achieve. Congratulations you won.
Akinkunmi Dikrullah: When man sell his relatives cheaply or happy for his relative downfall .you can’t even buy them back expensive with money again.A house that divided against itself.A United APC can do anything.
Oluwashina Ayomi: After you’ve traveled to overseas and elections is going on in your state, and you were sitting abroad and eating, something you can never do in NIGERIA 🇳🇬, definitely you work against the reign of APC in OSUN STATE.
Afeez Omololu: The same PDP you supported will surely disgrace you and your follower. Ma salam.