VIA 2007 TO NOV 26, 2010

The journey was rough, tough and long but, @raufaregbesola endured till victory.

Following Asiwaju's tenure as gov of Lagos State, Aregbesola ran on the platform of the then Action Congress (AC) for the Governorship of Osun in the April 2007 elections.
He had to withstand several attempts by the incumbent state govt to cut short his ambition, from the failed attempt to abort the launch of Oranmiyan, the campaign organisation of Aregbesola, which was fixed for Osogbo Stadium until the state govt deployed force to stop the event.
On 16 May 2005, a major financier of Aregbe's campaign, Alh Hassan-Olajoku, was assassinated at Gbongan Junction after attending series of political events to mobilise support of Rauf.

Rauf also narrowly escaped assassination plots in Ilesha in 2005 & on Osogbo Oroki Day in 2006
In addition, a petition led to the arrest and detention of Aregbesola for three weeks by men of the Lagos State Police Command until a High Court ruled in favour of him and awarded a penalty of N5m against the police for wrongful arrest and detention.

To be cont'd.

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