Ahead of March 18, 2023, gubernatorial election insiders claim that the legend of grassroots politics in Lagos state, Rauf Aregbesola is back to base, according to Headlinenews.news investigative reports.
Aregbesola, the estranged ally of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is said to have put political differences apart to work for the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.
The minister of Interior is said to be galvanizing statewide support from his army of supporters and loyalists for the governor from his high votes stronghold of Alimosho to complement the work of other groups and political cells.
The move marks what appears a return to the political family of President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu after a steamy faceoff.
Though Asiwaju won the presidential election without Aregbesola’s support, the President-Elect lost in Osun and Lagos states where the minister is a known political factor at the grassroots.
Aregbosola is a former two-term governor of Osun state – where he groomed the APC – and former multiple-term commissioner in Lagos where he held sway as next in rank to Asiwaju Tinubu.
The upcoming March 18, 2023 election in Lagos has transformed into a feisty contest colored with ethnic issues that have forced the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to call out its big guns, including Aregbesola – and close ranks – in the bid to hold on to power.