The Governor, State of Osun Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola yesterday said it is only God that will determine who succeed him after the expiration of his tenure.
The Governor stated this in Iwo on Thursday while responding to the request of the Oluwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi Telu 1 on giving the town priority in choosing the next person that leads the state.
Ogbeni Aregbesola who said the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke is a pointer to the fact that indeed the will of God as the utmost decision maker for all men is supreme and divine.
He said most major towns of the state are all clamouring for the coveted seat but it can only go to where the Supreme Being Wants.
“All the towns I have visited in the state since my sojourn as governor and during this campaign except Ede, they have all called on me to make their indigenes Governor.”
“But with the experience of Senator Adeleke, I cannot decide what will happen tomorrow (Friday) talk less of saying what will happen in 2018.”
“Kabiyesi, I leave everything in the hands of God to decide,” Aregbesola stated.
Speaking earlier, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi lauded and appreciated Governor Aregbesola for his magnanimity and generosity to the town particularly as regard infrastructural development.
He however requested that the governor help to facilitate the reconstruction of the Osogbo/Iwo road.
Oba Akanbi alongside other royal fathers in Iwoland prayed for the success of the APC and its candidate, Senator Mudashiru Husain in Saturday’s by-election.
In his remarks, the state secretary of the APC, Hon Rasaq Salinsile explained that loyalty and acceptance of the party’s wish and decision materialised in the selection of Senator Husain in Saturday’s polls.
He argued that the APC is a party of regulations and rules which determines the fate of every aspirant or candidate in elections.
Salinsile solicited the support of Iwo sons and daughters in actualising the return of Senator Husain to the Senate.
Part of the team included the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, Former Senate Leader, Alli Ndume, APC state chairmen in Oyo, Borno and Osun.
Also present at the palace were the state deputy governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, Members of the National and state assemblies, Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, Chief of Staff, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola among others.