The immediate past Governor of the State of Osun and Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said that a lot has occurred between him and the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN.
Aregbesola assured Governor Akeredolu that irrespective of their differences in the past, “the past has now remained in the past”.
Aregbesola and Akeredolu had a running battle during the 2016 Governorship election when the minister of Interior allegedly supported and financed Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy against Akeredolu who later won the election.
The former Governor who was in Ondo State for the commissioning of newly acquired fire fighting vehicle in Akure, the state capital, said his personal presence to commission the vehicle was to further assured Governor Akeredolu that whatever that has happened between them has been buried in the past.
Describing Akeredolu as his personal lawyer before his emergence as Governor, Aregbesola said Ondo State was his home having spent the first eighteen years of his life in the sunshine State.
Commissioning the fire fighting vehicles, Aregbesola warned that fire is a very deadly act, while urging the people to be careful in handling any appliances and other variable that can cause fire.
He further urged the people to be committed to preventing and mitigating fire incidents, adding that it was more reasonable and safe to preventing it than quenching fire.