Efforts to reconcile the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, got a huge boost on Tuesday morning, as the duo are set to meet the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adéyemí and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Highly placed sources privy to the reconciliation efforts revealed that concerned stakeholders in Yorubaland, the ruling party and some influential leaders of thought in Nigeria have waded in and are already exploring ways to broker a truce between the two erstwhile good friends.
According to the source, who was in the know of the reconciliation and peace initiative, of concern in particular to the peacemakers were the implications for the victory of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the upcoming governorship election in Osun State and of course the overall best interest of the Yoruba race ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“I can say authoritatively that reconciliation efforts to close the rank between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola are underway, and already beginning to yield positive results. I am confident that sooner than expected, the two APC chieftains will embrace each other and continue to work together as brothers,” the source said.
The source added that to underline how important the peace movement has become, the concerned stakeholders have given the reconciliation of Tinubu and Aregbesola top priority.
“The truce is being arranged to ensure that the matter is put to rest as fast as possible in the overall interest of the Yoruba people and the APC victory in the forthcoming Osun governorship election. It is a top priority, and there is no doubt that the reconciliation will pacify the aggrieved parties,” the source added.
CityMirrorNews that the meeting at the instance of the prominent traditional rulers, according to credible sources close to the political bigwigs is holding in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, any moment from now.