Ambode yesterday, 20th of September, had a closed door meeting with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, about the Governorship conflict between Ambode and Tinubu. It was also about the latest developments, particularly the outcome of the GAC meeting held on Monday, 17th of September in Lagos.
Sources within the party said Buhari is worried that the trouble in Lagos may affect his second term ambition, if the rift between both men is not resolved.
They noted that the president is concerned that the southwest region, which is key to his re-election, following his dwindling popularity in the southeast and south south, and the gale of defections to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the north.
Buhari hinged his argument on the premise that, since Ambode does not stand accused of lacklustre performance, his sins should be forgiven, they said.
A member of the party in Lagos however insisted there is no going back on Sanwo-Olu’s ambition, unless Tinubu plans to self-destruct.
“It is political suicide for Tinubu to allow Ambode to go for a second term.”
This is because of the way the governor conducted himself and sidelined party members since he emerged.”
Sanwo-Olu is going ahead to attend the screening scheduled to hold in Abuja today, 21st of September, he said.
As at the time of filling this report, members of the Mandate Group maintained that Ambode’s exit is a done deal, stressing that under a democratic setting, a president lacks the powers to dictate who becomes governor in any state.
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