Fight broke out at APC Governor Forum’s meeting last night as the Progressives Governor’s Forum splits into pro and anti-Tinubu over preference for political parties’ primaries for selection of candidates.
The pro-Tinubu Group wanted direct primaries while those wanting Osinbajo, Amaechi to take on Tinubu wanted indirect Primaries. It degenerated into verbal abuses with two Governors standing up poking fingers to each other’s face, only to be separated by the Chairman of the Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu.
According to the sources, the Governors who fought last night are Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State against Yahaya Bello of Kogi. The meeting was well underway peacefully with discussion agreed on APC’s National Convention & other issues then came the sticky point: Direct or Indirect primaries? Sule wanted direct and made a statement like “pretenders among the governors here who wanted to be President should listen to Nigerians.” That irked Bello who said it’s either indirect or nothing and attacked Sule for his utterances and that his political godfather was speaking through him. Bello said he was not a slave but a freeborn.