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- The presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has arrived in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at the home of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
The presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has arrived in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at the home of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
As part of his continuous consultation and fence-mending process to actualize his presidential bid, Tinubu and his staff are meeting with Obasanjo.
At one o’clock in the afternoon, his helicopter touched down in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, on the grounds of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).
Already in attendance were APC heavy hitters such as former governors Olusegun Osoba, Gbenga Daniel, and Noimot Salako-Oyedele, who greeted Tinubu along with Governor Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele.
There was a private meeting between the former governor of Lagos State and Obasanjo in the OOPL’s penthouse.
House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief Bisi Akande, and Nuhu Ribadu are among Tinubu’s entourage.
Early morning, supporters of the APC presidential candidate flocked to Obasanjo’s home, transforming it into a makeshift campaign venue.
This would be Bola Tinubu’s third trip to Ogun in support of his presidential campaign.
He conferred with the state’s supreme leaders in February.
In a meeting with APC delegates in Abeokuta on June 2, Tinubu discussed his involvement in installing President Buhari in office in 2015.
Bola Tinubu did not visit Obasanjo on any of his prior trips, and a scheduled meeting with the ex-president was cancelled in May.
It was well knowledge that Obasanjo and Tinubu were bitter political rivals, dating back to their time in office as president and governor of Lagos State, respectively.
When Tinubu asked Obasanjo to lead the APC into the 2015 presidential election, he put aside their political animosity from 2013.
You have overcome adversity to become the country’s most powerful leader. The reason why we’re here is because of the conviction and insight you’ve shown. Tinubu informed Obasanjo this when he escorted APC heavy hitters to meet the former President in Abeokuta.
It was a great surprise when Buhari won the election and ousted Goodluck Jonathan as president of Nigeria.
Obasanjo and Tinubu retreated into their “trenches” after Buhari’s victory.
Our source has learned that the former governor of Lagos is in Obasanjo’s home today to seek the latter’s endorsement of his own presidential bid.
Obasanjo has kept his next election endorsement secret after promising not to make any hasty decisions.
As well as meeting with Obasanjo, Tinubu will deliver a speech to the APC members at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Kuto, Abeokuta.
According to the results, the APC candidate has the potential to resolve the disagreements inside the state’s ruling party.