The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Monday, April 30 hosted Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello at his Abuja residence.
The visit comes amidst rumours of a rift between the governor and the respected party chieftain.
In the last few weeks, the media have been awash with reports of plan by a cabal in the party led by Tinubu to deny Governor Bello the party's ticket in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state scheduled for November.
Bello, 43, is said to be at loggerheads with some senior party officials at the national level, but his media aides have denied the insinuations.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, is a trusted confidante of the APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
His influence on the party and the party's national chairman is said to be very key in getting things done in the party.
It is not clear what the discussions at the meeting was centered on but a source at the meeting told Legit.ng, “it was just a familiarity visit.”
“The governor had met with Tinubu at the governor's forum and the national leader asked him to come and see him.
“The governor being a loyal party man visited Tinubu out of respect and admiration. The national leader at the meeting urged the governor to work with other APC leaders in the state and carry everyone along ahead of the elections,” the source said.
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Meanwhile, the director-general of media and publicity to the governor, Kingsley Fanwo, has stated that Bello's declaration for second term has made his political opponents jittery.
Fanwo said Governor Bello's declaration has unsettled his opponents, “many of whom had thought the party would fail and then die after the 2019 general elections in Kogi state.”
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