Abeokuta - Former Governor Olusegun Osoba on Tuesday said some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) begged him to return to the party.
Osoba had on Sunday hosted some leaders of the party in his residence in Lagos.
In attendance at the meeting included the National Leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode who was represented by his deputy, Oluranti Adebule and former Governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo.
Others are former interim National Chairman of APC, Bisi Akande; APC National Vice Chairman, South West, Pius Akinyelure and Senator Gbenga Obadara and ex – Deputy Governor, Segun Adesegun.
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But Governor Ibikunle Amosun, his Deputy, Yetunde Onanuga and leaders of the party in Ogun State were visibly absent and no explanation given for their absence.
There were insinuations that the former governor had pleaded with the APC leaders to accept him back into their fold.
But, Osoba said it was actually the APC leaders that came to plead with him to return to the APC family.
Osoba noted that the pleading by the APC leaders in Yorubaland for him to return to the progressive fold has been on for a very long time.
The former governor stated that prominent traditional rulers had also lend their voices in that direction.
- News 24