Details have emerge concerning the discussion between Pastor E.A Adeboye and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over the second term bid of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State.
This may be a move by Ambode to persuade Tinubu for his support in the primaries of the All Progressives Congress.
Details of the conversation shows Tinubu saying he had been accused of imposition in the past and would not want to be seen as imposing any aspirant on the people in line with what democracy entails.
In the text message which was going viral on twitter, Tinubu told Pastor Adeboye that:
“Sir, people have been accusing me of imposition.
They say I imposed candidates at will.
That’s why I said all aspirants including the governor to get to the field and test their popularity among the people in an open contest of direct primaries.
“Sir, my hands are tied on his matter, I cannot ask those who have picked the expression of interest and nomination forms to withdraw or not contest. That will be greatly unfair. We will ensure a level-playing ground for all the governorship aspirants including the incumbent governor.”
An anonymous source close to Tinubu confirmed that there was a conversation between the APC leader and Pastor Adeboye on Ambode’s second term.
He said: “It’s true that baba (Pastor Adeboye) had intervened and Asiwaju also responded.