The national leader of the ruling All progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his die-hard loyalist, the Governor of State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola may have recently met behind-closed-door to fashion out a way forward following following the shocking defeat of his anointed candidate, Dr. Olusegun Abraham in the just-concluded primary elections in Ondo state, report according to Information Nigeria suggests.
This comes after supporters loyal to Tinubu accused Aregbesola of being responsible for the loss experienced by their Leader’s candidate at the Ondo APC primaries.
Recall that Rotimi Akeredolu, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, won the Ondo APC primary elections by defeating Tinubu’s candidate, Olusegun Abraham by a slim margin.
Since the incident, the Ondo APC has been witnessing serious crisis as a result of the primary election as one of the contestants in the Primary election, Chief Olusola Oke has faulted the result of the election.
But, in a surprise twist, Tinubu has called for peace as he asked aggrieved party members to sheathe their swords and support Akeredolu.
The former Lagos governor, who was embroiled in an imposition saga as the Ondo primary election gathered momentum embraced the party’s emerging flagbearer, Rotimi Akeredolu despite the uninspiring utterances by the winner directed at him during the build-up to the intra-party election.
“In Ondo we must close ranks to achieve victory. The future of the state and of the party in the state should never be held ransom to insignificant personal animosities and perceived slights,” he said in a statement.
This report is unconfirmed as where and when the duo of Tinubu and Aregbesola met, our source could not disclose.
Details later if confirmed