*By Kazeem Awojoodu Ibadan.
Engr. Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan has said that only God can determine his next political office.
9Janewshub.com.ng report that the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan, has declared that God is the only one that will determine his next political office.
Olaniyan made the disclosure on Monday shortly after performing the Eid-El-Fitri prayers at the Agodi Praying Ground Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo State.
Olaniyan in his engagement with journalists in his residence at Jericho Housing Estate stressed that 24 hours is too long in politics, he stressed that anything can happen within that short period of time.
When asked if he will serve as the running mate to the governor for the second term, Olaniyan said that only God will determine his political career in 2023.
He said that he is still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Where exactly am I going in 2023?
“I know that 90 per cent of you people that are here will have the same question and that is why some of you are here.
“But, on that question, you will be disappointed with the answer. Where are we going in 2023? The answer is very simple, Idina siratalmastakim. (God is our guidance).
“As of today, I am a bonafide member of PDP. Anything can happen between now and then, 24 hours is too long in politics. Anything can happen.” Olaniyan said.
The Deputy Governor however insisted that God is the one that gives power to whom he wishes and takes the power from whomever he wishes.
He said the fact that he was not with Governor Seyi Makinde, when the governor went to obtain the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form does not mean that Makinde would drop him as running mate in the 2023 governorship election, he noted that there is no rift between him and Makinde.