The details of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and APC statesman, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday on the on going crisis in the All Progressive Congress Lagos Chapter has been revealed.
The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, this is coming a day after the Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode’s world press conference where he made several allegations against his newly endorsed rival, Babajide Sanwo Olu.
Bola Tinubu has been nicknamed as Lagos state landlord because of his firmed position of choosing who to be the state’s new governor, he(Tinubu) and other APC leaders in the state have endorsed Sanwo Olu for the party’s gubernatorial ticket, the incumbent governor Ambode clearly infuriated by this new development went ahead and opened a can of warns against Sanwo Olu.
After his meeting with president Buhari on Independence Day, Bola Tinubu released a press statement signed by his media adviser, Tunde Rahman, where he insisted that his position remains unchanged. Daily post reports.
“Asiwaju Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande were invited by President Buhari and it turned out to be a good and productive meeting. Asiwaju was quite pleased to have conferred with the President who has always shown himself to be a committed party member and a true democrat
Just like the President, he is looking forward to a good and credible primary that is peaceful and free of rancor. As previously stated, Asiwaju plans to vote in this primary and his position regarding the relative merits of the candidates remains unchanged,” the statement read.”
I am encouraged by the presence of a candidate in this primary, who has served the state in senior positions in my administration, the Fashola administration and even in the current one. While possessing a wealth of experience and exposure, he is a young man endowed with superlative vision and commitment.
“Most importantly, he understands the importance of the blueprint for development. He esteems it as a reliable and well-conceived vehicle for the future development of the state. He also knows the value of reaching out and working with others in order to maximise development and provide people the best leadership possible. With people like him at the helm, the state will write the proper history for itself.”
The gubernatorial primary election in Lagos is expected to finally hold today, Tuesday 2nd October, all across the 377 awards in the 20 local governments in the state.