Two former Governors of Lagos state, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr Babatunde Fashola are poised for a confrontation as the crisis between the duo deepened on Friday following reports that their loyalists have drawn up battle plans, even as stakeholders in both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Lagos State are said to have waded in, calling for a truce.
According to Nigerian Tribune, a former member of the Lagos State Executive Council revealed that, “some elders are planning a peace meeting between the duo.”
Information gathered also revealed that forces loyal to Tinubu felt incensed by the statement issued by Fashola on Thursday in which he insinuated that corruption allegations were being pinned on him by those opposed to his getting a federal appointment, a veiled reference to Tinubu and the incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode.
“The coming days will be interesting,” an aide to a chieftain of the APC close to both leaders said.
While the Tinubu camp is said to have vowed to fight on, “ to teach the former governor a lesson,” it was learnt that the Fashola side “is determined to ensure that his integrity is not tainted by those who are jealous of his ascendancy in the polity.”
Both sides, however, on Friday refrained from taking direct shots at each other.