As we prepare for the 2022 gubernatorial election in Osun State, State lawmakers elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have visited the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye.
The main purpose of the visit was to convince the reverred clergyman to intervene and help restore peace between the Govenor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola.
Associates of Aregbesola, the current Minister of Interior, operating under the aegis of The Osun Progressives (TOP) are currently locked in a supremacy battle with Oyetola for the soul of the party in Osun State.
Recall that sometime in 2020, the National Leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu and a former Governor of Osun, Adebisi Akande, twice initiated peace moves between the former and current governor without success.
The APC caucus in the State House of Assembly concerned about the deteriorating relationship between the two leaders and its spiral effect on the party in the state, decided to take the matter to the respected man of God who also happens to be an elder and indigene of Osun.
According to a source who was privy to the arrangement, the visitation to Pastor Adeboye was led by the Speaker, Timothy Owoeye and eight other members who met with Baba sometimes last week at the Redemption Camp.
The source said “The visit was led by the Speaker and they sought Baba’s help to help broker peace so as to guarantee and sustain the development of Osun. Baba appreciated the visit and the Speaker’s team’s initiative to resolve the issues. He stressed however that though he is not a politician, he will be guided by the scripture that said blessed are peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. The General Overseer prayed for his visitors before they departed for Osogbo. “
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