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AC leaders reconcile with Adesina

By Ola Ajayi ,Ibadan
Powerful Action Congress chieftains on Thursday had a closed door meeting with the former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Lam Adesina where he was reconciled with Senator Abiola Ajimobi, All Nigeria Peoples Party(ANPP) governorship candidate in the 2007 election.

The chieftains that were in attendance at the meeting included the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party’s national publicity secretary.

Others that were at the meeting include Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governoship candidate of AC in Ekiti State and many other party faithful.

The meeting which lasted an hour was predicated on quick resolution of the cold war between Adesina and Ajimobi.

According to source, the AC chieftains also fine_tuned ways through which the baton of leadership in the South West could be taken from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.

Ajimobi and Adesina parted ways when there was a clash of interest on the party’s flagbearer in the last election.

But, the meeting held on Thursday in the Felele residence of the former Oyo State Governor was said to be successful as parties reportedly presented their grievances.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that similar meeting had been held in Lagos but things did not improve between Lam and Ajimobi.

This was said to have prompted Tinubu who is bent on wrestling power from the PDP in 2011 to organize another meeting in Ibadan .

When asked what transpired at the meeting, Alhaji Adesina told newsmen, “It is about exchanging views about what has happened and what is happening now. It is a good thing that Senator Abiola Ajimobi has finally decided to come back to the fold. He had been with me.

I pushed him to be the senatorial candidate of AD in 2003 and he won. He is back now. He was angry with us and went away. But he is back now. We thank God that he is back. This is his root. There is no other progressive party in Oyo state than AC.”


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