Tinubu Absent Stalls Reconciliatory Meeting With Alaafin, Ooni, Aregbesola - FIRST AWARENESS


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tinubu Absent Stalls Reconciliatory Meeting With Alaafin, Ooni, Aregbesola

Bola Hameed Tinubu and Aregbesola

By Niyi Ogungbola
Former Governor Of Lagos State and the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Hameed Tinubu has disclosed why he did not attend  the meeting called to broker peace between him and the Minister of Interior,Rauf Aregbesola.

It would be recalled that,the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi had on Tuesday had a meeting with the Minister at Alaafin's private residence in a bid to put an end to the political differences between Tinubu and Aregbesola.

At the meeting that, many people were expecting to see Bola Hameed Tinubu for the amicable resolution,First Awareness learnt that,he was no where to be found.

However,giving reason for his absence,the National Leader of  APC disclosed that he was not invited.

The media adviser to Tinubu, Tunde Rahman, while speaking on the meeting noted that his principal was not against the reconciliatory effort.

According to him, “Yes, I saw the pictures of the meeting on social media as you did too. Asíwájú Bola Tinubu was not invited to the meeting.

“I can tell you that clearly. I believe the two traditional rulers intend to reach out to him later. But let me say this clearly: Asíwájú Tinubu has tremendous respect for the traditional institution and particularly for the two eminent royal fathers.
“You would recall that only recently during his consultations and engagements with traditional rulers and other stakeholders in Oyo and Osun states on his presidential aspiration, Asiwaju visited and interfaced with HRM Iku Baba Yeye Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, and HRM Onirisa, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in their respective domains.

“If you ask me what Asiwaju’s attitude will be to the reconciliation move, of course, he will welcome and support it. Don’t forget that Asiwaju and the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, are from the same political family. Asíwájú appointed him Commissioner for Works for eight years during his time as Lagos governor.

“He also later drafted him into the Osun governorship race and supported him to be governor in Osun for eight years. I think Asiwaju will factor all of that and where both of them are coming from into the reconciliation efforts. He will not oppose the idea.”

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