Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, two former governors, Bisi Akande and Segun Osoba have convened a meeting in Lagos where they expect to prune down the number of presidential aspirants and ensure the region forges a common front.
A report by Western Post reveals that those invited to the meeting slated for Friday, May 6 at Lagos State Government House, Marina, are APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Others are Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, deputy senate leader, Ajayi Boroffice, APC governors from the South West and other stakeholders.
Osoba confirmed the meeting in Paris, France yesterday, saying it was meant to bring peace in the South West.
It was, however, learnt that the essence of the Lagos meeting is to bring all the aspirants to a round table to ensure the South West does not lose out in the contest for the APC presidential ticket.
The thinking of conveners of the meeting is that the South West sacrificed most for the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari and should be rewarded with the presidential ticket.
There is also the fear that if the South West fails to put its house in order, it may lose the ticket to the South South or the South East.
Conveners of the meeting are said to be particularly concerned with the tension brewing between the camps of Tinubu and Osibanjo.