Ondo Guber: Gov Aiyedatiwa woos Tinubu’s daughter for APC’s ticket


Ahead of the visit of President Bola Tinubu, to Ondo state, Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, is not leaving any stone unturned to secure the ticket of the party in the November governorship election.

Aiyedatiwa, in a video circulating on the social media, showed that he had a private audience with Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, last weekend, at the Government House in Akure.

According to reports, the meeting between the Governor and the daughter of the President, was to enable her persuade her father to support him in the coming party’s primary.

The last weekend meeting was reportedly facilitated by a former House of Representatives member.

A source said that the desperation of the Governor to secure the party’s ticket led him to Mrs. Tinubu-Ojo, who is the lya Loja General of Nigeria.

According to the source “He is willing to give up anything to secure the party’s ticket.

“He understands that the APC ticket will provide him with an easy path to remaining Governor of Ondo State.

“The truth is that he does not have the support of the presidency or the party’s national leaders, hence the meeting with the President’s daughter.

“Have you noticed that none of these southwest governors associates themselves with Aiyedatiwa?”

” How many of them paid him an official condolence visit following Akeredolu’s death?

“They all went to Ibadan to sympathize with Akeredolu’s family despite the fact that he was the chief mourner.

“I remember that late Akeredolu, who was the Southwest Governors’ Forum Chairman held a meeting with them at his residence in Ibadan, shortly after he returned from Germany, and I believe he must have told them somethings about his relationship with his deputy.

“They sent a strong message last week Wednesday that they are not for him when none of them attended a Lying-in-State programme for the late Akeredolu in Akure, which was organised by Ayedatiwa’s government. They only came to Owo on Friday to attend their colleague’s burial.

“Mrs Tinubu-Ojo cannot save Lucky Aiyedatiwa, and I hope his desperation does not lead to him emptying the state’s treasury for political gain.

A popular political office holders was seen in the video, telling the Iyaloja General of Nigeria to inform the President that Lucky Aiyedatiwa is the only sellable candidate for the governorship election.

Meanwhile, President Tinubu coincidentally plans to visit the state today, (Wednesday).

During his visit, he is expected to meet with Afenifere leader Pa Reuben Fasoranti at his residence in Akure and pay a condolence visit to the family of the late governor Akeredolu in Owo.

It’s not clear if the President will meet with the party leaders in the state ahead of the party’s primary in April, this year.