Tinubu, Oshibajo, Five Others To Meet Today To Decide Possible Consensus
The national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, Vice-President Yemi Osibajo along with other five South-west presidential aspirants are expected to hold a final meeting in Abuja today (Saturday) to decide a consensus among them ahead of the Party's convention.
Others include: Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; former Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun; Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, Ajayi Boroffice; a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; and fiery Lagos cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare.
Serving governors expected at the meeting also include: Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun) and Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo). Some ministers of South-West extraction are also expected to attend the parley.
It was learnt that the meeting is scheduled to hold at the Abuja home of a former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, around 8pm.
According to a source who revealed the meeting to Punch, the discussion would border on South-West unity and reach a possible consensus.
One of the aspirants, who preferred anonymity said, “We will all be meeting at Chief Osoba’s home by 8pm in Abuja. Everyone is expected to be present. We will all sit together and discuss the need to ensure that the South-West gets the ticket.
“However, all of us will be asked to be truthful with one another and see who among us has the best chance of winning the primary. Then if anyone is willing to step down to boost the chances of the South-West, then this will be encouraged.”