- Governor Mai Mala Buni and other APC chieftains met with Chief Alani Bankole, in Abeokuta on Monday, August 16
- This meeting with the southwest leader is believed to be related to the 2023 general election in the country
- Recall that the team paid a similar visit to former Oyo State Governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, in his Ibadan residence
The governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, who doubles as the chairman of the national caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held a closed-door meeting withChief Alani Bankole, in Abeokuta, on Monday, August 16.
Chief Alani is the father of a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.
Fformer Speaker, Dimeji Bankole led Buni and the two other governors to his father’s house in Abeokuta, for the meeting, Punch Newspaper reports.
The team had earlier visited the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun at his Iperu-Remo residence over his father’s death.
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The Buni-led team reportedly visited Bankole as part of consultations with political leaders in the southwest ahead of the 2023 general election.
Defection looms as Buni, APC leaders meet Ladoja ahead of 2023
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Buni accompanied by two other governors met former Oyo state governor, Rashidi Ladoja in his residence in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, his Jigawa state counterpart, Abubakar Badaru and Senator Fatai Buhari representing Oyo north senatorial district, were present at the meeting. The meeting which was held behind closed-door reportedly lasted for about an hour.
Legit.ng gathered that the spokesman for the former governor, Alhaji Lanre Latinwo, said the politicians did not hint on what what was discussed.
Trouble hits Kwara APC as whole faction dumps ruling party
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the deepening crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state was being allowed to linger at a very costly price.
The Alhaji Yakub Gobir-led faction of the party has joined the camp of the Young Progressives Party. (YPP).
The spokesman of the aggrieved faction, Mallam Abdulrahman, listed a lot of misgivings like unfairness during the recent ward congresses, prolonged internal crisis, and some undemocratic handling of party affairs as some factors that triggered the decision.