National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu was at the inauguration of new governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Director of Media and Communications to the Kano State governor, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, @Dawisu tweeted pictures from the inauguration ground that showed Tinubu exchanging pleasantries with other dignitaries at the event.
— Peacock (@dawisu) February 24, 2017
Tinubu was believed to have worked against the emergence of Akeredolu, going by a letter he wrote to the APC National chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, after the primaries which produced Akeredolu as APC’s flagbearer for the guber poll. In the letter, Tinubu demanded Oyegun’s resignation as party chairman, accusing him of unfairness in the handling of the conflict emanating from the party primary.
It is believed that Tinubu’s candidate was Olusegun Abraham who scored 635 votes, just 34 votes short of Akeredolu’s 669.
Speculations on Tinubu’s unhappiness heightened when leadership of the APC, including President Muhammadu Buhari, went to Ondo State for campaigns without Tinubu being present. Also, Lagos state governor, as well as Osun state governor, both of whom are seen to be extremely loyal to the party leader, were absent from rally.