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By Olawale Olaleye

I just learnt that, truly, some Yoruba leaders and traditional rulers are in the process of brokering truce between Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

Although the move had been on for some time, especially, immediately after Aregbesola’s needless outburst weeks ago, it appears concrete steps are now being taken.

But I think it’s too late and an effort in futility. That disagreement is beyond rapprochement. Aregbesola crossed the line of decency. He let his anger excessive breather without any form of circumspection.

I’m not a pessimist but whatever these Yoruba leaders are doing is not only going to be cosmetic but fleeting. It can never be the same again. There’s a scar that wouldn’t disappear ever again.

Kudos to those behind the initiative but they should not end up with any disappointment that their effort did not yield desired result.

In this very matter, Trust is broken. Love is poisoned. Friendship is gone and for good. What they have left is the assumption that their paths once crossed.

Nonetheless, this said effort at reconciliation can achieve one thing, perhaps, there would never be any open attacks from either of the camps. That’s the only thing I see happening.


But to hope that things would return to what they used to be, not in this life again. Forget politics, it is never going to happen, because Aregbesola didn’t leave room for reconciliation, let alone build safety into his assumptions.

He was too bitter, arrogant and blinded to see the big picture. He totally forgot where he was coming from. He murdered a friendship that many would kill to have. It’s too late to genuinely mend fences. Fact!

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