It is a known fact that former Lagos governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is in loggerheads with some top members of the APC and it was more evident in his recent boycott of the APC rally in Ondo state.
Last Thursday, The APC flagged off their campaign for governorship candidate of the party, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) for the November 26 election in Ondo state.
The rally held at the Democracy Park in Akure, the Ondo State capital.Although the event had Governors, Ministers and top party officials in attendance, some key personalities were conspicuously absent. It is believed to be because of the internal crisis the party is experiencing.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was widely believed would attend the rally, failed to make the trip.National Organising Secretary of the APC, Osita Izunaso, while announcing dignitaries present in order of protocol said Osinbajo was represented by his Chief of Staff.
Bola Tinubu, and governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, his core loyalist.Reacting, Tunde Rahman, media adviser to the former Lagos Governor stated over a phone call that “Asiwaju Tinubu is not in the country at present. Thanks”
Recall that the outcome of the primary that produced Akeredolu pitched Oyegun against Tinubu. The loss of Jagaban’s rumored favoured candidate, Segun Abraham, culminated in his call for Oyegun’s resignation.But Oyegun fired back, insisting that one person cannot order him to vacate office.
However, speaking at the event APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, admitted that to take power from an incumbent government was not an easy task.He therefore stressed that for the APC to win the poll, members should show dedication and work hard.Oyegun added that Ondo is a “very important state to the Federal Government”.