The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have waded into the issue between Asiwaju Tinubu and the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
This is as a result of multiple reports stating that Tinubu is supporting a former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and has been at loggerheads with Ambode over the APC gubernatorial ticket for 2019.
At a meeting which held in Osogbo, former governors of Osun and Ogun States, Chief Bisi Akande and Aremo Segun Osoba, lead Ambode to plead before Tinubu.
They also led him to the governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, before whom Ambode reportedly prostrated.
Aregbesola expressed the grudges he has towards Ambode which include trying to destroy his (Aregbesola’s) political structure in Lagos West, especially in Alimosho.
He also accused him of being vindictive towards party members in the state who worked for his emergence as governor in 2015.
The Guardian reports that at the meeting with Buhari and the APC governors, sources said Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu led the plea with Tinubu.
“It is not in the culture of Hausa people to prostrate. What we normally do is express respect to our elders or leaders by saying Ranka Dade. But today, I am going to break that protocol,” he reportedly said, and prostrated.
Unable to hold his emotions, the national leader burst into tears, at which point, Buhari stood up, moved closer to Tinubu, and implored him to give Ambode a second chance.Consequently, Tinubu called for a meeting of the Governors Advisory Council (GAC) to hold yesterday, the outcome of which would determine the incumbent’s fate.