Why Tinubu Was Absent During Ooni, Alaafin’s Meeting With Aregbesola, Aide Gives Important Reason
- The Ooni of Ife and other Yoruba leaders in the country are trying all they can to settle the rift between Bola Tinubu and Rauf Aregbesola
- In achieving this, the Yoruba leaders held a reconciliatory meeting with the interior minister but the APC national leader was absent
- The aide to the presidential hopeful has cleared the doubts of many and in a recent interview disclosed his boss was not invited to the meeting
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said he was not invited to the peace meeting between the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday, March 1st.
It was gathered that the leaders met at the private residence of Alaafin in a bid to reconcile Tinubu and Aregbesola over their political disagreement.
Reacting to the meeting, Tunde Rahman, media adviser to Tinubu, told The Punch in a chat that his principal was unopposed to the reconciliatory effort.
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“Yes, I saw the pictures of the meeting on social media as you did too. Asíwájú Bola Tinubu was not invited to the meeting.
“I can tell you that clearly. I believe the two traditional rulers intend to reach out to him later."
Vanguard reported also that concerned stakeholders have given the reconciliation of Tinubu and Aregbesola top priority.
Osun 2022: Aregbesola declares war, bombs Oyetola, Tinubu, Akande
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Aregbesola drew a battle line with those he termed as betrayers of his trust in the state and the APC.
Aregbesola who on Monday, February 14, in Ijebu Jesa spoke with members of the APC ahead of the primary for the Osun governorship election accused party bigwigs like Tinubu and one of his predecessors, Bisi Akande, of godfatherism.
The minister claimed that the duo foisted his successor, Gboyega Oyetola, on the people of the state against their collective will.
Photos emerge as Nigerian governor opens N 2.7bn flyover for public use, stirs reactions
In another development, residents of Osogbo, Osun state have expressed joy as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola opens the Olaiya flyover.
Oyetola had flagged off the construction of the bridge on February 18, 2021 and promised to deliver it in November but due to some unforeseen circumstances, the completion was delayed.
While opening it for usage, on Monday, February 28, Oyetola commended the people for their endurance since February 2021,