Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Buhari Allegedly Takes Steps To End Feud With Tinubu After Secret Talks..

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Buhari Allegedly Takes Steps To End Feud With Tinubu After Secret Talks..

The prolonged cold war between President Muhammadu Buhari and his erstwhile close political associate and South-West political strongman, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, may soon come to an end.




Reliable sources within the party told SUNDAY PUNCH during the week that the two sides began planning to bury the hatchet during a recent meeting that President Buhari held with some of Tinubu’s loyalists in Aso Rock.


The President had met with the trio of Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, former Osun governor, Chief Bisi Akande, and Senator Olusola Adeyeye last week Sunday. The sources also said both parties agreed that the President needed to take some confidence-boosting measures to restore Tinubu’s faith in him.


The two men reportedly fell out following what Tinubu and his loyalists saw as attempts to diminish his contributions to President Buhari’s victory at the 2015 poll and erode his political capital in his South-West base. Some supporters of the former governor had also complained that the President rejected Tinubu’s ministerial nominees, and worked against the ex-Lagos governor’s candidates in the Kogi elections and Ondo governorship primary, among other ills.


A reliable source who was privy to the events that culminated in the meeting said its seeds were planted during President Buhari’s three-day state visit to Germany. Prior to that time, Buhari and Tinubu had not had any private communication in a while. But the source said the President contacted Akande, who is one of Tinubu’s closest associates and a former Interim Chairman of the APC, asking him to see him in Aso Rock.


Sources said although both men’s relationship began to sour almost as soon as Buhari won the election, it deteriorated when Professor John Paden, in his book titled ‘Muhammadu Buhari: Challenges of Leadership,’ claimed that Tinubu was against the emergence of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as Vice President.  Both Buhari and Tinubu were present at the book launch.

Insiders say this did not go down well with Tinubu and his men, as the All Progressives Congress national leader’s camp saw it as yet another attempt by the President and his men to reduce his contributions to the emergence of the APC government and also rewrite history.

Shortly after, Tinubu in a scathing open letter asked the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to step down, after alleging that the chairman doctored results of the Ondo State APC governorship primary. Odigie-Oyegun, a former Edo State governor, who had been cautious in his initial response to Tinubu’s letter, paid a visit to Buhari in Aso Rock and thereafter launched an attack on Tinubu, describing his letter as ‘reckless.’

Seeing that he was fast losing at the centre, the APC chieftain, popularly known as the Jagaban (of Borgu), started reaching out to his political foes in the South-West in order to consolidate his influence in the region. With several meetings held, Tinubu’s most vocal critics such as Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Sir Olanihun Ajayi, among others, began to drum up support for him publicly.

A source in the presidency told punch that Akande, who cut short his trip abroad to see the President, did not mince words during the meeting.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Akande told Buhari that despite the roles Tinubu and the South-West played in making him President, he had relegated the APC national leader and the region.

The source said, “Baba Akande told the President that they were not happy with him. He told Buhari that apart from not giving Tinubu sufficient consideration during the ministerial appointments, everything that played out in the Kogi and Ondo elections showed that the President was supporting Asiwaju’s enemies.

“Baba also said Paden’s book was a major slight and that they believed the President was aware of the content of the book before it went public. He further said some of the people around Buhari were hell-bent on ensuring that the President and Tinubu became enemies because of what they would gain from the crisis.”

The source stated that Buhari countered that he was unhappy with the acrimony in the ruling party and that he had tried to be fair to all parties. But Akande was said to have disagreed with the President in his response, and cited further examples.

 Akande told the President to take practical steps to show that he was not fighting Tinubu and the South-West. While listing their demands, Akande and others told him that they needed to see more representation of those that helped him to power during the next cabinet reshuffle.

There have been reports that a cabinet change is imminent.

Akande, who travelled abroad after the meeting with Buhari, could not be reached for comments, but a top APC member close to him confirmed details of the meeting, saying, “They want Buhari to accept Tinubu’s list when he makes changes in his cabinet. They specifically told him that they are only in support of one of the South-West ministers in his cabinet. They also asked him to get the party leadership to hold the National Executive Council meetings regularly while also facilitating the constitution of the party’s board of trustees.”

A source close to the South-West leadership of the party disclosed to one of our correspondents that Akande and Aregbesola had met at the former’s residence in Ila-Orangun two Wednesdays ago before meeting the President.


29 comments:

Lilly simple said...

Stell you didn't write your source or i'm the one that didn't see it? ***lol***

I think Aisha's interview brought this

School Life said...

Ezekiel 11:2
He said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and give evil advice in this city,

Anonymous said...

Na them sabi abeg, he no concern me. Boma naim talk am

Cynthia Iyede said...

Na them sabi abeg.

Anonymous said...

Stella o,i dont know how to reach u,my family friend who was with EFCC has been worried since yesterday about FFK,apparently he collapsed at their office yesterday,and has been rushed to the hospital,but they are covering it bad bad! Premium times had long published that there's a plot to poison the poor man! My family friend is so worried and wonders why the govt doesn't want this man to have his day in court! And that aLl they have against him are only allegations with no evidence! I say make I whisper to u!

Suoebi(Niger delta finest) said...

Abeg make do come go I don tire for this government 2019 where u dey am missing u come quickly

Anonymous said...

Is it my concern na them them...Godfatherism..missylynn

priceless princess said...

Politics, 2019 loading..may while Let the will of God be done

peace maker said...

Good for them

Ihekire Tony said...

Tinubu sold his people into political slavery, and as such, they have been used and dumped by the core northern jihadist, whose only believe is born to rule. History has a way of repeating it's self. You can't always be doing the same thing and expect a different result. Remember how IBB used Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande who was former governor of Lagos state to blackmail Awolowo. That same treatment awaits Tinubu.

Ihekire Tony said...

Honestly, am so angry right now. This the time for the entire yoruba nation to stand up and be counted

charitybino said...

The feud should end already. Paden's book had already been criticized by Reno Omokri

Anonymous said...

Hehehehe, I laugh at the joke you just posted. Regards to your detainee family friend. Did he steal public funds like FFK too

Anonymous said...

And so 2019 comes ,you are just one vote out of over a hundred and fifty million .

So Fani Kayode should not refund the stolen money.Have you checked that your salary is worthless with this sick devaluation.

Keep fighting for the wrong thing that is why the country is still stagnant

Anonymous said...

Abi ode nie ni? Counted for what? Since he joined politics, built mansions and stashed away billions, did he ever figure your dumb ass exist? Yoruba nation ko, Haiti nation ni

peace maker said...

They should kill each other already

School life said...

Hmm

Victor Emeka said...

Abegi make we hear word....common interest

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:58 you too make sense jooorrrr

Above retards said...

tony u're a bastard son of an imbecile father,dor u think yorubas're uneducated n daft like your lineage?Why not carry your family n stand up n be counted for ffk u waste of typing space!

Anonymous said...

Fani kayode is the poster boy for online-tiger/real life housefly

Ihekire Tony said...

Children of hate, I knew you guys are coming. Cowards for life. Fools who thinks they must always lick hausa-fulani cow dung infested asses to stay alive. Animals that can't reason like every normal human being. They want to silence the sensible ones among you, yet your cowardice and your love for Fulani ass will not allow see the bigger picture.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe a word up there, same Jagaban that took all his entourage to Aso Rock to celebrate his birthday with Buhari? Is that how all other ex governors or governors are welcome to bring their parties to the President? Fight fire

MrsBee

Vicky said...

Mcheewww. who cares. If you like don't settle

Anonymous said...

@ tony, u need psychological help.

Tuscany said...

Jagaban never wanted osibanjo.
He was asked to gv 3 names and he even put his wifes name as vp nominee.
He should go and sit down.

sisi eko said...

Lmaooo. FFK will collapse and it will be in hush tones? If I hear.. try harder jor.

sisi eko said...

Hard to believe but the report is very true. It's been a cold war between them. I don't even want them to make up because it'll mean a lot of things. What does Tinubu want again? He should remove his eyes from the federal level and stick to his boy in lagos state abeg.

esther ese said...

By the time God starts descending on the people behind this hardship, they will know how great He is but then it will be too late for them.

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