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Gov. Election: Akeredolu, Obaseki Meet Tinubu Ahead Of APC Primaries

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Seven governors of the met with the National leader of the party, ahead of the governorship election in and Edo states.

Gov. Election: Akeredolu, Obaseki Meet Tinubu Ahead Of APC Primaries
Gov. Election: Akeredolu, Obaseki Meet Tinubu Ahead Of APC Primaries

Ondo and Edo states governors, and were also present at the meeting.

It was gathered that the governors were at the closed-door meeting to seek Tinubu’s intervention in the search for truce in the political conflict between Obaseki and his godfather, the National Chairman of the APC, .

Other governors present at the meeting include the chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Abubakar Bagudu (), (Kano), Babajide Sanwu-Olu (Lagos), Adeboyega Oyetola (Osun), (Ogun) and Mohammed Abubakar (Jigawa).

A source privy to the meeting who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said, “The governors met with our national leader, they laid their cards on the table and plainly asked for his intervention.

“They admitted that mistakes had been made especially with the governor’s refusal to pave the way for the swearing in of 14 elected APC members as members of the state Assembly.

“They also noted that the meeting ought to have held earlier and that the governor who was present at the meeting should have reached out to seek help much earlier before the situation degenerated to the level of a public spat between the governor and the national chairman.

“And being the kind of person, he is, our leader listened patiently and he is not one to rush into judgment before hearing from the other party. He will look at what is in the party’s best interest after consulting widely with other stakeholders before taking a final stand.”

The National Working Committee of the party had approved the direct primary as the mode of selecting the party’s standard bearer for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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