President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday begged Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, not to defect from the All Progressives Congress.
Amosun arrived the Presidential Villa at 12.30pm and proceeded to Buhari’s office.
Buhari begged Amosun at the private meeting to sheathe the sword in his feud with APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and promised that his grievances would be addressed.
Amosun had threatened to defect from APC but later dropped the plan.
He said he would work for Buhari’s re-election but would not help APC’s governorship candidate in Ogun State, Dapo Aboodun, to win.
His grouse has to do with the replacement of his preferred governorship hopreful, Abdulkabir Akinlade, and some other candidates at different levels by Oshiomhole and some other party chieftains.
Already, Akinlade, some commissioners and members of the state house of assembly have crossed over to the Allied Peoples Movement where they secured automatic tickets to run in the 2019 elections.
Another governor who is in a running battle with the party leadership is Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
His son in-law and governorship hopeful, Uche Nwosu, and a large number of members of the state house of assembly have defected to the Action Alliance where they hope to ctualise their ambitions.
APC had some days ago threatened to sanction both governors but it was overruled by Buhari, who said aggrieved members had a right to seek redress in court.
More details later.