With fears over re-election of incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola, members of the National Assembly from Osun have approached a national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu to intervene in the crisis rocking the party.
Those who met Tinubu in Lagos include the senator representing Osun West, Adelere Oriolowo, House of Representatives members representing Iwo Federal Constituency, Yinusa Amobi; Irewole/Isokan Federal Constituency, Taiwo Oluga; Boluwaduro/Ifedayo/Ila, Femi Fakeye; Osogbo/Orolu, Bukola Oyewo;
Information available to the NPO Reports indicate that the lawmakers, concerned over the festering crisis between former Governor Rauf Aregbesola and his predecessor, sought the intervention of Tinubu who is seen as the leader of the two warring leaders.
A source who attended the meeting said it was made clear to Tinubu that the reality in Osun showed that the crisis has degenerated so badly that the 2022 election is shaky for the party.
One of the lawmakers was said to have painted a very grim picture of the state of the APC in Osun and said that the various campaigns against Aregbesola have angered the majority of the members who believed that the former governor piloted the affairs of the party in more inclusive manner.
The lawmaker reportedly told Tinubu that the development has made the Peoples Democratic Party to have some sympathy especially with the unending division within the APC.
The lawmakers reportedly pleaded with Tinubu to hasten his intervention and not allow the party to be defeated.
The source said that Tinubu recounted his previous efforts at mediating adding that with election seven months away, he would make fresh efforts to bring the two together.