Following the alleged rancour between the Lags State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and one of the National Leaders of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted.
Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with the National leader behind closed-Doors yesterday night to seek for a way forward into the issue which may cause a big scar on the ruling party.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered from reports that “with Buhari’s last-minute intervention, Ambode would likely secure Tinubu’s approval to seek re-election in 2019 on the platform of the ruling APC.”
Recall that, “There has been controversy over the political future of Ambode after Jide Sanwo-Olu and former Lagos State Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Hamzat obtained nomination form, to challenge Ambode in the APC primaries scheduled to hold on September 19.”
Also recall that, “all chairmen of 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) as well as 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state, have signed Sanwo-Olu’s governorship nomination form, claiming that they were acting on Tinubu’s instruction.”
“Ambode could play the good boy now, and deal with Tinubu and his supporters once he wins his second term. He would have nothing to fight for or lose again.”
“Tinubu is not likely to be persuaded by Buhari’s fear that an Ambode defeat could backfire. He would assure them that he could handle the situation without any adverse consequence for the president’s election and APC’s fortune in the state,” a source said