Report has it that a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, burst into tears during a meeting with leaders of the party over the issues between him and Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
The meeting saw former governors of Osun and Ogun States, Chief Bisi Akande and Aremo Segun Osoba, leading Ambode to beg Tinubu who is said to have dropped support for his re-election bid.
Tinubu is said to be supporting a former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ahead of the September 29 primary election to decide the party’s flagbearer.
The Guardian reports that at the meeting with Buhari and the APC governors, sources said Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu led the plea with Tinubu. “It is not in the culture of Hausa people to prostrate. What we normally do is express respect to our elders or leaders by saying Ranka Dade. But today, I am going to break that protocol,” he reportedly said, and prostrated.
Unable to hold his emotions, the national leader burst into tears, at which point, Buhari stood up, moved closer to Tinubu, and implored him to give Ambode a second chance. Consequently, Tinubu called for a meeting of the Governors Advisory Council (GAC) to hold yesterday, the outcome of which would determine the incumbent’s fate.