- Asiwaju Tinubu and some governors visit Oshiomhole in his campaign office
- Tinubu speaks on the APC crisis in Lagos describing a faction as a bank that has non-functional ATM
- The governors endorse Oshiomhole with promises to deliver their votes for him at the APC national convention
A leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and some governors on the party’s platform have reportedly endorsed Adams Oshiomhole for the position of the national chairman of the party ahead of its convention.
Legit.ng understands that Tinubu, seven governors and the first interim chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, paid a solidarity visit to the campaign office of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the leading national chairmanship aspirant.
Daily Trust gave the names of the governors who were led by Oshiomhole to inspect the campaign office included Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi; Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun; Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo; Umar Ganduje, Kano; Tanko Al-Makura, Nasarawa; Simon Lalong, Plateau; and Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
The report said Bagudu, who spoke at a separate interview with journalists, said all the governors were happy with Oshiomhole.
According to him, Oshiomhole’s experience as a former governor, trade union leader, and democratic activist were qualities that stood him out as an aspirant that could help in realising the ideals of the APC.
On his part, Ganduje said he was present at the meeting as an indication that Oshiomhole would get the votes of all delegates from Kano state.
“Numerically, it seems he is winning the election before the election,” he said.
Governor Akeredolu said he saw no contest for the position of national chairman because Oshiomhole would have the day.
Tinubu said his visit symbolised solidarity and unity of purpose to continue to build a progressive party that would carry Nigeria in a progressive manner.
“We are reconciling. My being here is part of reconciliation. What is politics if not conflicts upon conflicts and solution?” He asked.
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When he was asked for an update on the crisis in the Lagos APC, Tinubu said: “No, no, no. Don’t be ridiculous now? Haba! Lagos. Anybody can get a branch of bank anywhere. It depends whether your ATM card will work.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari met with former governor of Edo state and major contender for the position of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, May 24, ahead of the party’s national convention.
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