The popularity of the Ilesa born Action Congress (AC) standard-bearer in Osun State, Engineer Rauf
Aregbesola once again passed the litmus test last week Saturday, as the sleepy community of Yakooyo in Ife-North Local Government Council Area literarily stood still for him; when the political gladiator stormed the burial ceremony of retired General Alani Akinrinade’s pariach.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the cripple, who could not walk were begging bale-bodied men for assistance to catch a glimpse of the former Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, who stormed the occasion by surprise.
It was learnt that the former state Governor Bisi Akande was at the ceremony earlier, where he attended church service.
At the occasion that witnessed crème of personalities from different parts of the country including the former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, was put on hold for some minutes, when Aregbesola emerged.
OSUN DEFENDER man, who was at the reception reported that it took the politician several minutes to meander in the crowd, before to the high-flyer tent, reserved for the guests.
Report has it that Akinrinade was temporarily distracted from the function, as the war hero was watching the drama as it unfolded, before he embraced Aregbesola, who was bowing his head; while exchanging pleasantries with the ex-General.
It was another drama of delight, when people were moving in batches to pay homage to the political maestro, who could not hold back his joy, as he was permanently beaming with simile.
It was a mild drama at the venue of the occasion, when the state Commissioner of Police (CP) John Moronike came to Aregbesola’s tent to greet him; as the athletic governorship hopeful reportedly charged at him on why he (Moronike) was using the police command to clamp-down on the opposition in the state.
It was said that Aregbesola told the CP to effect his arrest and his running mate, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, if his business was to go partisan with his duty; but the CP just reportedly smiled and walked away.