Information reaching our news desk from the grapevine is that a high level meeting was held between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief James Ibori and some selected leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta, Bayelsa, Edo, Ebonyi, Speaker of the HoR, Rt. Hon. Gbajabiamila, and the Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma in Rivers State during the Commissioning of projects executed by Governor Wike.
At the meeting, it was allegedly agreed that Edo, Imo and Bayelsa must be taken by the APC in their next elections in order to consolidate the grips of the APC in the regions.
According to inside sources, Chief Ibori spoke as the leader of Delta APC at the meeting, thereby giving more credence to the fact that the APC gubernatorial candidate was not in the good books of the President-elect.
Chief Ibori allegedly believes that his interest in the party structure ahead of 2027, will not see the light of day if Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu influences the party hierarchy in favour of DSP Ovie Omo-Agege, as they cannot guarantee his loyalty if given the opportunity to wield the executive powers of a Governor.
According to Chief Ibori, he only supported the candidacy of the Deputy Senate President because he was caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
But having lost the election, he (Ibori) is now constrained to go back to the drawing board and prepare for 2027 with his choice of David Edevbie.
He is rather favourably disposed to having Chief David Edevwie run for governorship again in 2027 on the platform of the APC against Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
Abridged version of infopower report