The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is about to receive a heavy blow as his associates and political loyalists have set the ball rolling towards reviving the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and quitting the APC em mass prior to the 2019 election.
Mr. Tinubu’s men will use the Ondo gubernatorial election to test how well their plans will work out as Tinubu’s camp have already opened discussions with stakeholders of AD, Daily Sun reports.
According to a party source quoted in the report, the rejection of the recommendations of the three-member Election Appeal Committee chaired by Mrs. Helen Bendega, which demanded the cancellation of the poll that produced Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), and the submission of his name to INEC by the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun was the reason behind the cold war between Tinubu and Oyegun.
Following the fall-out, Tinubu later called for the resignation of Odigie-Oyegun who he accused of treating the joint petition written by Chiefs Oke, Olusegun Abraham and Senator Ajayi Borrofice with disdain, rejecting the outcome of the primary that produced Akeredolu.
Although there are indications that Tinubu’s associates might be working towards bringing AD back to life, his media aide, Tunde Rahman refused to confirm or deny the move. He told Daily Sun:
“Who are those making the insinuations? Let them justify what they are saying. I don’t want to react to that.”
Similarly, a member of the Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, also refused to speak plainly about the issue, saying it was necessary for the Yoruba people to speak with one voice.
“I am not yet in the picture; what we know is that we are for peace and unity in Yorubalnd. The details of such talks, I can’t tell you, but Afenifere’s desire is for strong realignment in Yoruba land.”