Despite Aregbesola’s Plot, Tinubu Finally Settles for Ambode

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Despite Aregbesola’s Plot, Tinubu Finally Settles for Ambode

APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (m) in a warmth handshake with Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State (right), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor of Osun State Looks on.

Osinbajo, Akiolu prevailed on ex-governor to support Ambode, says APC chieftain
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has endorsed the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, for second term in office, despite the alleged plot by the Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, to thwart his return.

Tinubu was said to have settled for Ambode after the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, and Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, prevailed on the APC leader to support Ambode’s re-election plan.

An APC chieftain told our Correspondent that Tinubu had already agreed “to Ambode’s re-election plan.”
“The APC leader will openly endorse Ambode for second term any moment from now,” he added.
Among others, the APC factional leader, Mr. Fouad Oki, had confirmed Aregbesola’s subtle plan to stop Ambode’s re-election, alleging that the Osun State governor had been meeting political groups to stop Ambode’s return.

The APC factional leader had in a chat with THISDAY confirmed that Aregbesola had been working with the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and the Chairman of the House Committee on Lands, Hon. Bayo Oshinowo, to scuttle Ambode’s re-election plan.
Oki also claimed that Aregbesola had also approached him to discuss the plot “to stop Ambode from seeking re-election in 2019.” But I disagreed with him. He cannot be Osun State governor and dictate what happens in Lagos,” he added.

After series of allegations by Oki and other APC chieftains, Aregbesola’s media assistant, Mr. Sola Fasure, debunked the allegation against his boss, accusing Oki of making effort “to cause crisis in Lagos APC.”

Fasure claimed that the allegation “is totally ridiculous.”
“Oki and his followers have derailed. They are only planning to cause crisis where there is no reason for crisis. As a party faithful, we will not allow them to destroy the party,” he said.


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