The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, party, Bola Tinubu, has begun mending relationship with his former political enemies.
APC’s leadership crisis has turned a once cordial relationship Tinubu had with President Buhari into a sour one.
The crisis began before the 2015 general elections but became full-blown after Buhari was sworn in as president.
The feud was largely kept under cover until the Ondo State governorship primaries blew off the lid.
But pro-Tinubu elements within the party and other sympathizers have vowed to resist any attempt to humiliate Tinubu.
A chieftain of the party in Osun State, said, “This is the beginning of the end of the APC. The party will shatter into smithereens.
“We know the political leader of the South-West and that person is unmistakably Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“They are envious of Tinubu’s achievements, but they don’t have Tinubu’s clout.
“None of those scrambling to wear Tinubu’s shoes have the clout to do so.
“They may even send the DSS after him. Asiwaju knows that they may come for him,” the source said.
Another reconciliatory move between Tinubu and the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko is ongoing.
Some Yoruba leaders had volunteered to broker a truce between Tinubu and Mimiko. Recall that both of them went for war during Mimiko’s re-election bid.
Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, a staunch Tinubu loyalist, is said to be the arrowhead of the move to reconcile Tinubu and Mimiko.
Another source told this news house that “Asiwaju has realized that they are ready to go to war with him so he is consolidating.
“This is not a time to hold on to past wounds and we are glad Yoruba elders who were critical of Tinubu before are rallying round him.
“They now understand that this is a South-West matter. It is beyond our national leader.
“Don’t forget what Pa Ayo Adebanjo said; he said any insult to Asiwaju is an insult to the Yoruba race and Adebanjo is not known to be flippant in his choice of words.”
Also, a former leader of Afenifere, told our correspondent in confidence that Tinubu had reconciled with some Yoruba leaders.