The initial whisper of a bad blood between Vice President Yemi Osibajo and his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu came to the fore about a week ago with a report that the All Progressive Congress leader, Tinubu had purportedly endorsed a move by the Presidency seeking the resignation of the VP.
The bearers of the information had hinged Tinubu’s action on the disparity in the amount claimed to have been given to Lagos APC from the 2019 Campaign fund by the VP and what Asiwaju led Lagos APC got.
It was further alleged that while another APC leader, Chief Bisi Akande did not support the idea of the Presidency advising the VP to resign, Asiwaju, however, allegedly approved of the move.
Even though some associates of the Lagos APC central figures insist the two are still as close as ever, other sources have suggested however, that the two gladiators may have parted ways over their intention to take over power from incumbent President Muhammad Buhari in 2023.
Sources hinted that Asiwaju may have decided to withdraw support from the VP following what was described as his discovery of the VP intention to context the Presidency with him to succeed Buhari.
According to information available to ThePageOnline, Osibajo , who was quoted to have told a number of people who cared to listen, that he was not nominated for the Vice Presidency position by Asiwaju, was discovered by the same Asiwaju to have concluded plans to context the 2023/Presidency on the platform of Alliance For New Nigeria.
A source also informed that the Vice President and his godfather actually started parting ways during the build up to the last gubernatorial election in Ogun state,being the VP’s home state, where his godfather, Asiwaju Tinubu also had political interest.
When the supremacy battle between former governors Ibikunle Amosun and Segun Osoba raged, the VP was said to have refused to work with the Tinubu clique in Ogun state, represented by Chief Segun Osoba.
The development was said to have greatly affected their relationship only for the Presidential ambition of the to have further widened the gulf between them.
By Femi Adepoju