Tinubu Returns To Speed Up Formation Of New Mega Party?
By Sola Sadiq
Promoters of the proposed merger party are looking at between now and early next year to concretise its formation, sources have revealed.
The return of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the. National Leader of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday (Dec. 14) from his long trip to the United States, is expected to speed up talks between disgruntled members of APC and the Ahmed Makarki-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (APC).
Though Tinubu has not given any indication to dump the APC, speculations are rife that some of his staunch loyalists are allegedly putting pressures on him to join hands with ‘like minds’ to form a new mega party.
A source said, “Tinubu is keeping his game plan close to his chest but his henchmen like Governor Rauf Aregbesola, have made up their minds to leave APC. And if that eventually happens, then real politicking would start, most especially in the South West.
“Tinubu’s men are already strategizing for the 2018 and 2019 governorship elections in Osun, Ekiti and Ogun respectively without APC in the picture.
“While it is not clear who their preferred candidate is in Ekiti and Osun, it is an open secret that Senator Olamilekan Adeola (Yayi) is the choice candidate for Ogun, with the support of the Olusegun Osoba group. 2017 would be politically charged, that I can tell you.”