There were indications on Thursday that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had yet to back down on his decision to find an alternative to the incumbent governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, in the 2019 governorship election.
There had been reports that Ambode was no longer in the good books of Tinubu, which political watchers said might cost him his second term as governor.
On Tuesday, two new aspirants emerged under the APC umbrella to vie for the governorship tickets with Ambode, blowing open the discord between the governor and his godfather.
They are Dr Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu.
It was gathered on Thursday that after the meeting between Tinubu and Akiolu did not yield any result, the former Lagos State governor was summoned to Abuja.
Sources told The PUNCH correspondent that the meeting was influenced by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, who was said to have been called by members of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, a body currently being headed by the governor’s wife, Bolanle Ambode.
The PUNCH, September 14, 2018
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