By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
The immediate past Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has called for the restructuring of The All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
Aregbesola disclosed this in Osogbo during his homecoming to the State.
The former Governor of Osun State who was received by mammoth crowd in Ilesa and Osogbo, was elated by the warm reception given to him by thousands of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other residents of the state.
He paid homage to the Owa Obokun of Ijesaland, Oba (Dr.) Adekunle Aromolaran and the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun Oyetunji, in appreciation to the traditional rulers’ support for his political career.
Aregbesola said it was unfortunate that ‘some people’ mismanaged the affairs of the APC and ran it aground.
He said he had in 2019 called for the unity of the party with a warning that failure to unite different interest groups in the party would not produce any good result.
“I have come back to thank you, the people of Osun and those who made it possible for me to progress in politics.
“I need to thank Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, it was through him that I became a Commissioner in Lagos State and a two-term governor in Osun.
“I appreciate former President Muhammadu Buhari; after God, it was him that made me the Minister which I just concluded.
“We were here in 2019 after the Supreme Court affirmed the mandate of the former governor. I called for unity in the party. I warned that disunity will not produce any good result. But devil didn’t allow them (those who handled the party affairs) to listen.
“We seek forgiveness from those who are smearing our image, though we never offended them”, he said.