APC Governors, Tinubu Boycott Opening Of Buhari’s Campaign Office In South-West
Governors of the All Progressives Congress in South-west and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu on Saturday boycotted the official unveiling of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo (MBO) Dynamic Support Group Campaign Office for Buhari’s re-election in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi , who ideally should be the host governor, was, a few metres away at Oke-Ado, holding another APC rally.
The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu is believed to be the brain behind the MBO Dynamic Support Group Campaign.
Ajimobi and Shittu are currently at loggerheads over the control of the party in the state, especially as Shittu wants to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Last week, he wrote a letter to Buhari, complaining about Ajimobi’s attitude and high-handedness.
To him, if Ajimobi is not called to order, APC will lose the 2019 election in the South-West state.
The opening was, however, attended by Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu.
Also with Shittu at the event were the Postmaster-General of the Federation, Bisi Adegbuyi; National Coordinator, Muhammadu Buhari Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group, Usman Ibrahim; South-West Zonal Coordinator of the organisation, Lateef Olawumi, Senator Ayo Akinyelure and others.
An angry Kalu urged Buhari and the National Chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, to urgently reconcile Ajimobi and Shittu “in the interest of our party”.
He said: “For us, we are students of preaching peace and unity. We are students, who say the truth. We are students, who are not afraid of telling people what we feel is not right. Everybody in this hall will agree with us that there is a break in communication between our governor and the minister. We don’t want that to continue.
“If anybody inside this house today in the University of Ibadan would say it is good for these two elephants to continue quarrelling, I, and my elder brother, Senator Ken Nnamani, former Senate President, would disagree that they should not be quarrelling. The minister and the governor should be the best of friends.
“We came here to honour both of them. I am slightly not very happy, what I have seen here that the governor is not here, the party officials are not here, the commissioners are not here.
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