A former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Osun State, Sunday Akere, has advised the immediate-past Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, to apologise for allegedly working against President Bola Tinubu and the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state in the February 25 presidential election as well as the July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun State.
The Peoples Democratic Party defeated the APC in both elections.
Akere, who served as commissioner during Aregbesola’s first term as Osun State governor between 2011 and 2014, said his former principal should apologise for his alleged anti-party activities, after which he and his supporters should appear before Prof. Isaac Adewole’s committee instituted to reposition APC in the state and thereafter await decision of the party on their matter.
The APC chieftain spoke to The PUNCH in reaction to statements attributed to Aregbesola in his address on Sunday at a civic reception organised in his honour by the concerned Muslim scholars and clerics in the South-West of Nigeria, held in Oyo town, Oyo State.
Aregbesola had said he owed his achievements and success in politics to Tinubu and former President Muhammadu Buhari.
But Akere, who accused Aregbesola and his supporters of working against Tinubu in the presidential poll, added that they only changed their tune after the ex-Lagos governor had emerged victorious at the poll.
Akere said, “Everybody knew Ogbeni (Aregbesola) and all his followers engaged in anti-party activities in the 2022 governorship election and all the series of elections we had in 2023 and there is nobody that will engage in anti-party activities that will not be punished appropriately for it.