A gathering referred to as to forge unity amongst distinguished Southwest chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, ended on an icy notice yesterday after former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and a few shut allies walked out after the primary spherical of a two-stage assembly.
APC Political leaders’ assembly: From left; Chief Pius Akinyelure; Aremo Olusegun Osoba; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, APC Nationwide Chief and Otunba Niyi Adebayo, former Ekiti State gov, through the assembly of the All Progressives Congress, APC political leaders of the South West in Ibadan, Oyo State, yesterday. Images by Dare Fasube.
The assembly involving all governors and ministers from the area was, however, declared a hit by celebration chief and two-time governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba.
The assembly, which was reportedly brokered by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State had in attendance the previous Nationwide Chairman of the get together, Chief Bisi Akande, Tinubu, Osoba, APC Deputy Nationwide Chairman, Engr Segun Oni, Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye, Majority Chief, Home of Representatives, Femi Gbagabiamila, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.
Others included Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun State, Niyi Adebayo, former governor of Ekiti State, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Info, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Works, Energy and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and Professor Isaac Adewole, Minister of Well being.
The one excessive profile workplace holder absent was the Deputy Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yusuf who reportedly was overseas.
The primary spherical of the assembly within the Govt Chamber of the Oyo State Governor’s Workplace lasted about 4 hours with all invitees in attendance.
The assembly, which was held behind closed-doorways, in accordance with Vanguard sources noticed social gathering chieftains confronting each other over alleged acts of betrayal.
When the assembly ended at about 5:05 pm, Tinubu wore a tough countenance likened to a lion contemporary from a battle.
Fayemi, a political disciple of Tinubu was, then again, smiling all by.
When Tinubu posed with others for a photograph, he needed to be persuaded to melt his mien for the images.
He then feigned a dry smile and instantly after, he once more assumed a troublesome mien as he strode in direction of his ready car.
In the meantime, Fayemi was holding Amosun’s hand whereas Fashola stood aside, smiling sometimes.
The cat was, nevertheless, set free of the bag when Fayemi burst right into a music, nonetheless holding the hand of Amosun.
He sang one among King Sunny Ade’s tunes…Ko le se kija ma wa o, bi ija ba de o, se lo ye ka pari e, ko le se ki ija ma wa o..which means misunderstanding is unavoidable, when it happens, we must settle it.
Amosun, nevertheless, cautioned Fayemi to cease the music.
Talking on the end result of the primary spherical of the assembly, Osoba mentioned: “All of the members that we invited are right here besides the Deputy Speaker, who’s presently in a foreign country. We met principally to debate all of the issues which may be affecting South-west, and we’ve come out with a decision to point out that within the APC South-West of APC, there may be unity of goal, the management is one, and we have now resolved all the problems which may be affecting the governance of this nation and what needs to be the position and the affect that we must always train as a gaggle within the curiosity of this nation and for the progress of this nation.
“We now have examined what the federal government that we’re all concerned in is bringing, and now we have resolved all the problems, and all people who will probably be taken to Abuja will probably be taken to Abuja by these involved. We have now associated with our legislative members, leaders on the social gathering degree and we have now associated with all our governors, and I can guarantee you from now onward, there shall be complete concord and session amongst our governors for the progress of South West Nigeria.
“Southwest is the chief of the progressives on this nation, and we’re decided to reassert our affect within the progressive politics of this nation for the betterment of Nigeria,” he stated.
All of the persuasive strikes by Ajimobi for Tinubu to tarry a bit of for the second assembly have been rejected as he instantly drove away in a Vary Rover Sports activities Utility Van.
In reality, a few of his aides have been nonetheless in search of him not realizing he had left.
Whereas Tinubu, Ambode, Aregbesola and Amosun left after the primary assembly, Akande held the second roun
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