In the politics of Osun State, the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yusuf and ex-House of Reps member, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, are regarded as gladiators on opposing sides of personal and ideological battles. But they have both proved that whatever disagreement exists between them does not supersede their mutual admiration for each other as comrades.
At the final burial ceremony for the mother of the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, both Yusuf and Makinde showed everyone that political opponents do not have to be enemies. Hon. Makinde had made the first move by going to Yusuf to exchange pleasantries; a gesture the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives promptly reciprocated.
The ice broken between the pair, they chatted amicably for a time to the surprise of the scores of onlookers.
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