Tinubu, three other southwestern governors have reportedly boycotted the APC mega rally in Ondo state – This has further fueled speculations that the national leader of the party may be planning to form a new political party – All the APC governors, have however, pledged their support for their candidate in Ondo state.
Reports that national leader of the All Progessives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu is planning to float a new political party may be true afterall as he shunned the party’s campaign rally in Ondo state.
We gathered that Tinubu as well as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Rauf Aregbesola and Abiola Ajimobi of Lagos, Osun and Oyo states respectively, were not at the rally in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari and some other governors on the platform of the APC were present at the mega rally as APC seeks to wrestle the state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has Jimoh Ibrahim as the leading candidate.
Although the real reason for the governors’ absence could not be ascertained as at press time, there are rumours that they may have refused to attend based on their loyalty to the national leader, on whose back they rode to take power in their respective states.
Rochas Okorocha, the chairman of the APC governors’ forum, however, informed those present at the gathering that, regardless of the absence of the other governors, they were all standing behind Rotimi Akeredolu, the party’s flagbearer in the November 26 election in Ondo.