In a bid to intervene in the rift between the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his Godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reportedly summon Tinubu to Abuja.
Tinubu who is also a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, was also a governor of Lagos State, and according to Guardian, the APC Governors’ Forum urged Buhari to appeal to him not to disgrace one of their own.
The newspaper further added that the closed-door meeting between both men, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, national vice chairman of APC, South West, Chief Pius Akinyelure, and others were said to have expressed concern over the conflict and its effects on the party’s chances of winning the forthcoming governorship election.
The media aid to the national leader, Mr. Tunde Rahman, however, said he was not aware his principal was summoned to Abuja on the matter. “Honestly, I am not aware,” he affirmed. Pressed further to speak on the rift, he said: “If the governor said there was no rift, it means there is none.”
Another source in the party disclosed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was also making frantic efforts to intervene and had travelled to Lagos to meet the governor and Tinubu.