A host of heavyweights of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are scheduled to meet at the palace of Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebuland, to resolve the bitter feud between Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and former governor Olusegun Osoba.
The meeting, which holds this evening, is the brainchild of the Awujale and Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano. Already in Ijebu-Ode are Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State, former governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; and Dr. Pius Odubu, Edo State Deputy Governor.
Among those still being expected are the two protagonists, Amosun and Osoba; Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, a former governorship candidate; and Chief John Oyegun, APC National Chairman.
The meeting, it is hoped, will put an end to the rivalry between Amosun and Osoba and put the party on a firmer ground to fight off the Peoples Democratic Party’s challenge in next year’s elections.
The PDP, once riven by bitter internal crisis, appears to have succeeded in getting rid of its demons with the recent coming together of its feuding factions and leaders of such. Former governor Gbenga Daniel, who once left the party, has returned and made peace with party big shot, Chief Buruji Kashamu.
He has also made moves to seek forgiveness from former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who has cold-shouldered the party for a while. Amosun and Osoba lead separate factions of the party.