By Yusuf Muhammed
Chairman of the Alimosho Local Government Area, Mr. Jelili Sulaiman has allegedly instructed all chairmen in Alimosho not to speak to journalists over the ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to be president in 2023.
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Alimosho who did not want to be mentioned told Chronicle NG that the power tussle between Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Tinubu has fueled this development.
The source claimed that the fact that Aregbesola and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state are at loggerhead has further created fractured the relationship between the two men.
“The Minister of Interior is quiet on who he will support between Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Asiwaju Tinubu,” the source told Chronicle NG.
“This is why the Alimosho local government chairman have been mute as regards Tinubu’s 2023 presidential ambition.
“The chairmen in Alimosho have been advised to sit on the fence at least for now.”
Attempts by our correspondent to speak to the chairman of Ayobo Ipaja Local Council Development Area, Hon Bolatito Shobowale, she declined to talk.
She repeatedly said she was in a meeting and that our reporter should call her back in an hour.
Hours later she was called again but this time she was unreceptive and hostile. She shouted at the reporter and said that she was still in the meeting.
Attempts to reach other Local Council Development Area chairmen proved abortive.