President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has met behind closed door at the Presidential Villa.

The meeting was connected to the upcoming Lagos State governorship primaries where Tinubu has backed Babajide Sanwo-Olu to unseat Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Ambode, was, however, not part of the meeting Buhari had with Tinubu.

The meeting held behind closed door had in attendance, the first interim chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande, a political ally of Tinubu.

Tinubu during the meeting insisted on supporting Sanwo-Olu.

He told the President that his position on the candidates battling for the party’s governorship ticket remains.

Tinubu had in a statement on Monday said : “I am encouraged by the presence of a candidate in this primary, who has served the state in senior positions in my administration, the Fashola administration and even in the current one. While possessing a wealth of experience and exposure, he is a young man endowed with superlative vision and commitment.

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“Most importantly, he understands the importance of the blueprint for development. He esteems it as a reliable and well-conceived vehicle for the future development of the state. He also knows the value of reaching out and working with others in order to maximise development and provide people the best leadership possible. With people like him at the helm, the state will write the proper history for itself.”

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