- President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly meeting with the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over Governor Ambode's re-election controversy
- Tinubu is said to be against Ambode's re-election bid in 2019
- It was earlier reported that the governor had rallied Abuja for support after his rejection by party leaders in Lagos
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed door meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the fate of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state who is seeking a second term in office.
NAIJ.com gathered that a source in the presidency who spoke with Daily Independent said he is hopeful that the crisis between Tinubu and his estranged godson would be amicably resolved after the meeting with the president.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that following his alleged rejection by the powers that be in Lagos state, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, reportedly took new steps that could see him winning and retaining his position during the 2019 election.
It was reported that Ambode, who recently bought the nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reached out to the presidency to intervene in the alleged friction between him and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The report added that the governor was making the move as he battles to neutralize the Mandate Group, a political machine of his godfather.
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Ambode is currently battling for reelection against two powerful aspirants, Obafemi Hamzat, believed to have the support of some politicians from Abuja, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, one of the appointees of the governor, who is said to have the backing of Tinubu and his Mandate Group.
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