President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed door with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the governor would be updating the president on latest political development within the All Progressives Congress.
The governor’s political godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the leadership of the APC in Lagos State were alleged to have mounted pressure on Ambode, to drop his second term bid. Tinubu, who is alleged to have endorsed Ambode’s opponent within the APC, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had refused to back Ambode’s second term ambition despite pleas by concerned individuals and several sociopolitical groups from within and outside Lagos state.
According to Daily Post, governors under the platform of APC, who met on Wednesday night in Abuja, had on behalf of Ambode, sought the intervention of President Buhari in the APC crisis in Lagos state. A source in the presidency told NAN that the president might end the tussle between Ambode and the Mandate Group led by the APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
NAN gathered that the president may also meet with other APC stakeholders in Lagos state within the week as part of efforts towards resolving the rift.