President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The meeting which was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, came barely 24 hours before the APC governorship primary for the state slated for Tuesday.
It was gathered that the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was, however, not part of the meeting Buhari had with Tinubu.
A Presidency source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the meeting to one of our correspondents.
“There was a meeting. But I don’t know what the meeting was about,” the source said.
Tinubu and other critical stakeholders in the party in the state had adopted Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as their preferred choice for the party’s governorship ticket despite the fact that the state governor had expressed his intention to seek re-election.
The party leader had accused Ambode of deviating from the development blueprint prepared for the state.
While confirming the meeting between Buhari and Tinubu, another source in the camp of the former Lagos State governor, however, said nothing has changed.
He said, “You know that Asiwaju meets regularly with the President. They discuss party and the nation’s matters regularly. So there is nothing unusual about this meeting.”
When asked if Buhari had succeeded in resolving the matter, he replied, “What issue will be resolved when tomorrow (Tuesday) is primary?
“There is nothing to resolve. The people will elect their candidate at the primary on Tuesday.
“Asiwaju is back in Lagos from Abuja. Everybody is preparing for the primary.”