The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said he was not invited to the peace meeting between the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday, March 1st. It was gathered that the leaders met at the private residence of Alaafin in a bid to reconcile Tinubu and Aregbesola over their political disagreement.
Reacting to the meeting, Tunde Rahman, media adviser to Tinubu, told The Punch in a chat that his principal was unopposed to the reconciliatory effort. He said: “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.” It was also reported that concerned stakeholders have given the reconciliation of Tinubu and Aregbesola top priority.
Aregbesola who on Monday, February 14, in Ijebu Jesa spoke with members of the APC ahead of the primary for the Osun governorship election accused party bigwigs like Tinubu and one of his predecessors, Bisi Akande, of godfatherism. The minister claimed that the duo foisted his successor, Gboyega Oyetola, on the people of the state against their collective will.