National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has said his intervention in Oyo APC is to engender genuine reconciliation and not to hide or usurp the governor.
According to The Nation, he said this while reacting to a report by Sahara Reporters that he was looking to ban the governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, from heading campaigns in Oyo because of his intervention in the state, and bringing back former governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala, into the party fold.
A statement released yesterday by Tinubu’s Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman, said Tinubu was only lending his support to the governor and APC’s efforts in the state. He added:
This report goes beyond a lie. It is a vindictive attempt to sow discord because the writer is angered by the APC’s success in the presidential election. Thus, the writer has cast truth aside in his angry desire to inflict some kind of electoral wound on the APC.
The mischief that Sahara Reporters cites is not between Tinubu and Ajimobi. It is solely in the mind of Sahara Reporters. By its unsubstantiated report, the medium seeks to set brother against brother. Asiwaju and Governor Ajimobi have been political brothers and allies for a long time. Their friendship existed long before Sahara Reporters came to the scene and will endure long after this self-diminishing online site is no more.
Moreover, Governor Ajimobi has been an excellent governor and a faithful member of the APC. He has brought progress to the state and in serving two consecutive terms, Ajimobi made history in Oyo. He is instrumental to anything the APC can achieve in Oyo. The truth is that Asiwaju is not trying to supplant or hide the governor. Instead, Asiwaju is lending his support to the governor’s and APC’s efforts in the state. They are partners not rivals.
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