Though they are both in the same political party now, but the last Friday APC South West stakeholders meeting showed the irreparable relationship between tmthe Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and Sen Iyiola Omisore as the minister pointedly refused to shake the party’s National Secretary, Omisore’s hand or sit next to him and Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola.
The meeting was convened by the former interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, and a former governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba.
The crisis between Aregbesola and Oyetola became public knowledge after the minister opposed the governor’s second term bid.
When Aregbesola was about to have his seat at the meeting, he asked the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, “Governor of Lagos, where is my seat?”
Sanwo-Olu replied, “Sir, (it is) beside Baba – Omisore.”
After Aregbesola’s objection, others at the meeting subsequently intervened by declaring free sitting in a short video that surfaced online.
However, Aregbesola greeted Bola Tinubu and was embraced by both Akande and Osoba, including others, when he arrived at the meeting.
The origin of their field can be traced to the death of Bola Ige, who was assassinated in 2001 and Omisore has been the prime suspect of the incident.