A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has feigned ignorance of Monday’s presidential declaration of his erstwhile political godson, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, saying he has no son grown enough to have made such declaration.
The development came as governors of the APC said they would soon meet to discuss the presidential aspiration of Mr Tinubu.
They also denied speculations that the aspirations of Messrs Tinubu and Osinbajo may have caused a division within the ranks of the APC governors.
Tinubu spoke on Monday in Abuja shortly after meeting with at least 12 governors of the APC.
The meeting came few hours after Mr Osinbajo declared his interest in the 2023 presidential election.
Osinbajo, a protegè of Tinubu, had on Sunday night also met with APC Governors to intimate them of his ambition. Those who met with the VP on Sunday night were Governors Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Babagana Umara Zulum (Borno) and Babajide Sanwoolu (Lagos).
Monday’s meeting which agenda was about Tinubu’s presidential ambition held behind closed doors at the Kebbi state Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.
The Kebbi state Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum PGF, a think-tank for governors of the ruling party.
Those who met with Tinubu were Governors Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Mohammed Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos). Others were Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara), Simon Bako Lalong (Plateau), Hope Uzodinma (Imo), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa) and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun)