Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode declined speaking to the media after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja earlier today.
The meeting was held behind closed door and when Ambode came out of the meeting he was guided by officials of the Nigeria’s Presidency as he declined to speak to the media.
It was learnt that the presidency was shocked that the meeting leaked to the media and was all over social media even before the it could commence.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja met behind closed door with Gov. Ambode of Lagos State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja where it was reliably gathered that the governor updated the president on latest political development within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State.
Tinubu, who is alleged to have endorsed Ambode’s opponent within the APC, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had refused to back Ambode’s second term ambition despite pleas by concerned individuals and several socio- political groups from within and outside Lagos state.
NAN, however, gathered that governors under the platform of APC, who met on Wednesday night in Abuja, had on behalf of Ambode, sought the intervention of President Buhari in the APC crisis in Lagos state.
NAN reports that the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha, delivered the governor’s message to the president few minutes before his meeting with Ambode.
A source in the presidency told NAN that the president might end the tussle between Ambode and the Mandate Group, led by the APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
NAN gathered that the president may also meet with other APC stakeholders in Lagos state within the week as part of efforts toward resolving the rift.