A meeting involving Governor Abiola Ajimobi and then7 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC, convened ahead of Sunday’s rescheduled governorship primaries of the party is about to start. All of them are already seated, waiting for the governor who is in another meeting with former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala.
Communications minister, Adebayo Shittu, who was disqualified last night was, however, not at the meeting.
Sources told OYO INSIGHT that the meeting would be the last the governor and the leadership of the party will hold with the aspirants,
Joseph Tegbe, Adebayo Adelabu, Niyi Akintola, Adebayo Alao-Akala, AbdulAzeez Adeduntan, Olusola Ayandele and Owolabi Babalola are jostling to fly the party flag to succeed Ajimobi in the 2019 election.
Few days ago, Adeduntan who recently resigned to contest the election predicted doom for the party should it field someone whose indigeneship of Ibadan is in doubt.
This newspaper further learnt that meeting was called to see if some aspirants can step down so as to minimize post-primaries rancour. “Oga wants to make sure the aspirants are reduced to 3 or 4 so that it won’t take much time to settle the crisis that may occur during the primaries,” the source added.
Asked if anybody has stepped down, the source disclosed that “Well, nobody has stepped down. Oga is trying to lobby them with appointments. The two people that can step down are Ayandele and Owolabi.”