Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, visited Ondo state to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.
Tinubu was accompanied by the former interim national chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande; former governor of Ogun state, Segun Osoba and former governor of Ekiti state, Niyi Adebayo.
The APC national leader, who arrived at the Akure Airport at exactly 1:48 pm, was received by Governors Rotimi Akeredolu and Kayode Fayemi of Ondo and Ekiti states respectively.
Other APC notable leaders who received Tinubu at the Airport were Isaac Kekemeke, Olusola Oke, Ali Olanusi among others.
It was learnt that Tinubu’s visit to the state was in connection with the 2023 presidential race.
At a pre-conference meeting he held with Akeredolu, Feyemi and some party leaders, Tinubu was said to have told those present at the meeting to sheathe their swords and let peace reign in the state chapter.
He reportedly pleaded with all aggrieved leaders of the party to support Akeredolu for another term in office.
However, some Tinubu’s loyalists who are not in good terms with Akeredolu protested the modalities used to select those who attended the meeting.
Among those prevented from attending the meeting were former Osun State Commissioner for Regional Integration, Bola Ilori; former member of the House of Representatives, Afe Olowookere, and the immediate past Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development in Ondo state, Solagbade Amodeni.