As the battle for who emerged as All Progressives Congress (APC) flag-bearer for the 2023 presidential election began, a former Governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has continued to flex political muscle within South-west, Nigeria, Worldtopnewsng reports.
Worldtopnewsng learnt that the former Minister of Solid Minerals Development has allegedly begun talks with party leaders across the country and to officially launch his campaign for the party ticket soon.
With this calculation, Fayemi is expected to get full support of his political allies which include former Governors of Lagos and Ogun States, currently serving South-west and North-west states APC Governors, among others.
No doubt about it, Tinubu has begun his campaign, the recent tour to length and breadth of North has indicated his agenda.
Recall, Worldtopnewsng had reported that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, met North-west states speakers to present Tinubu’s manifestos and seek support for his political leader 2023 presidential ambition.
As the battle between the two continues to intensify, APC in Ekiti State has suspended two of its members for allegedly supporting the South West Agenda for 2023, a political platform that is behind the presidential aspiration of the APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu.
The duo, Kayode Adetifa and Jide Oso, who were APC members in Ward 9, Owaye Quarters, in Ayede Ekiti in the Oye Local Government Area of the state, were shown the exit door by the party leadership in the council.
The suspension letters, dated May 31 and issued separately to the duo, were signed by the ward executives, including Abejide Sola (Chairman), Bamisayo Abigael (Women Leader), Oladipo Adekunle (Youth Leader), Fayemi Apeke (Secretary), and Oloruntoba Bosede (Treasurer).
It read in part, “We noted from your activities in the party in the recent past that you have been working against the unity of the party even to the extent of creating a parallel ward that you named “SWAGA” within the ward.
“You sent in confirmation of your action through Mr Jide Oso, a former ward chairman on 16th May 2021 to the ward that you have created another venue for this purpose.
“You were invited to the general executive and leaders’ meeting on 20th May 2021 to explain your action and you confirmed that the message was sent by you and that you would not stop your parallel meeting for any reason.
“In view of the above reasons the general executive of the ward met 27th May 2021 and decided to suspend you for running against the APC Constitution till further notice.”
APC Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, said the two “were not suspended because of SWAGA, but they have been dividing the party and all efforts to rein them in failed.
“They were invited to defend themselves, they confirmed it and party supremacy had to come into play. Nobody is bigger than the party”, he said.