National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was seen on Monday quarelling with Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state at the party’s presidential rally in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Amosun in a viral video seemed to be trying to make an explanation to Tinubu. He later appeared to be begging the former Lagos governor to calm down.
Many party members and supporters shouted at prominent leaders at the venue and President Muhammadu Buhari was shouted down at the event.
Those who opposed Buhari were supporters of Amosun and some of them wore t-shirts with his image as well as Senatorial campaign posters.
Concise News reports that this occurred when Buhari raised the arm of the APC gubernatorial candidate, Dapo Abiodun.
Before this, the president was interrupted severally while reading his speech; the crowd kept screaming inaudibly.
Buhari then proceeded to the other task – presentation of the governorship candidate.
And as he urged party and supporters to vote for Abiodun, many of the party members replied “Nooooo”.
Sensing that a major embarrassment looms, the president dropped Abiodun’s arm and said: “Vote for your choice on election day”.
This was greeted by more noise and the MC announced the end of the programme after an apparent signal.
It was also clear that the event was cut short due to the charged atmosphere as the president’s security details totally shielded him during recitation of the national anthem.
Earlier, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, suffered similar fate as he was also booed for campaigning for Abidoun.
As Osinbajo, who spoke in Yoruba, saying vote all APC candidates “all the way”, the crowd retorted “Noooo”.
This lasted for about 5 minutes as Osinbajo begged them to allow him to speak.
But the adamant supporters rebuffed his plea and continued to scream “Noooo” and Osinbajo ended his speech abruptly.
Adekunle Akinlade, who vied for the APC ticket, is the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM).
APM had been adopted by Governor Amosun, after his rejection of APC governorship election outcome.
Amosun’s loyalists, including Akinlade, a federal lawmaker, dumped the APC after the national leadership insisted that Abiodun (an oil mogul) won the primary.