NewsOne Nigeria reports that the National leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling political party, Bola Tinubu, has recovered from the sickness he was reportedly hospitalized at a hospital in France for.
This online news platform understands that the APC National Leader was spotted recently in new photos with His Royal Majest,Oba Saheed Elegushi and Lagos State Head Of Service, Hon Muri Okunola.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, was also seen with a top PDP chieftain in Oyo State, southwest Nigeria, Alhaji AbdulRasheed Adebisi.
Speaking on his visit to Tinubu, Adebisi popularly known as “Olopoeyan”, a notable leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, said his meeting with Tinubu, was out of love for the former Lagos governor.
The photo of Olopoenia and that of Tinubu had surfaced on the internet yesterday. This is coming at a time Olopoenia is not having it good with Governor Seyi Makinde.
The PDP chieftain, who had accused Makinde of neglect, was one of the popular names around the governor before and during the 2019 elections.
In a chat with OYOINSIGHT.COM after the meeting, Olopoeyan explained that meeting Tinubu doesn’t mean he has left his PDP for the APC.
Olopoeyan said: ”It was Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who invited me to come see him. He said he has heard a lot about me and would love us to work together. He said he would like me to join Oyo APC. Respectfully, I told him that I am in PDP and that I cannot join the APC. I, however, told him that I love him. He said he loves people like me too.
”I remember that late former governor Abiola Ajimobi extended similar gesture to me in 2012. Thank God Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle, who was late Ajimobi’s political adviser as at then is still alive. He was at the meeting. Former governor Abiola Ajimobi asked me to come over to the APC and that he would give me more than what his predecessor, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala was doing for me. I rejected it respectfully. And we related till he died last year. That is me.
“It is true that I met Asiwaju. I am happy I know him. I am happy I met someone I love. I love him personally without anything attacked. But I am in PDP. I have not joined APC.”
Asked about his frosty relationship with Makinde, he laughed, saying “We are not fighting. I am in PDP. The last we spoke was September 2020.”