The political rivalry between the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and immediate past Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola is worsening as the days go by.
The political tension was compounded last week following a statement by Fashola that he would not allow himself to be dragged into the mud by those who want to fight like pigs.
Vanguard learnt that a force within the ruling APC has, therefore, pushed the leadership of the party to convene an emergency state caucus meeting tomorrow where the issue between the camps of the two former governors is expected to be discussed.
Ahead of today’s launch of three books chronicling the stewardship of Mr. Babatunde Fashola as governor of Lagos State between 2007 and 2015, it was gathered learnt that activists in the two camps were working to use the occasion to score political points. While some were working to frustrate the book launch as a way of projecting what they claim as Fashola’s political incapacity in the state, the former governor’s loyalists were working to counter the move.
“They are planning but they will not succeed,” Vanguard quoted an associate of the immediate past governor to have said.
Associates of Tinubu, however, alleged that the immediate past governor had not shown enough respect to his erstwhile political benefactor.
“A man that has not seen it as wise to visit or thank his master since he stepped down from office, why should we be there,” a close associate of Tinubu told Vanguard.
This was countered by an associate of Fashola, who said: “Tinubu is not picking his calls, so those people saying that Fashola has not visited Tinubu simply do not know what they are talking about, they just don’t know”.