A grand plot to suspend Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the immediate past Minister of Interior, from the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun State, has been uncovered.
The plot according to a statement by the former factional youth leader of APC in the state, Abosede Oluwaseun, was being orchestrated by former governor Gboyega Oyetola and five of his loyalists, among who are a Senator and former Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly who lost their re-election.
Others involved in the grand plot are a young former commissioner for Works and Transport and former commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs who are said to be the initiators of the suspension idea.
The statement reads: “We have it on high authority that the Ilesa Ward 8 executives of the APC, which is Aregbesola’s ward, were manipulated yesterday (Wednesday) to sign a blank sheet of paper on the false pretence that the APC state leadership wanted to get their commitment to the progress of the party.
“We are also reliably informed that a huge amount of money was given to the ward executives few hours ago by an emissary sent by Oyetola and other conspirators.
“We note that having failed in the various attempts to blackmail Aregbesola, Oyetola and others resulted to unjustly suspend Aregbesola to stall the reconciliation between him and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“We want to state it clear that any attempt to suspend Aregbesola will backfire.”