Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday spoke angrily to Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun.
This might not be unconnected to the way the crowd at the APC presidential rally acted.
The scene was captured in a recording seen on Monday night.
Amosun 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.
President Muhammadu Buhari was shouted down at the event.
Those who opposed Buhari were supporters of Governor Amosun. Some of them wore t-shirts with his image as well as Senatorial campaign posters.
This occured 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 crowed retorted “Noooo”.
This lasted for about 5 minutes as Osinbajo begged them to allow him speak.
“E duro…e jo, e gbo mi ma (Hold on, please listen to me).”
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 fededal lawmaker, dumped the APC after the national leadership insisted that Abiodun (an oil mogul) won the primary.
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