The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, met with the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Lagos, the political base of Bola Tinubu, to gain its support.
Mr Amaechi said he had been in Lagos to seek support even though he knew Lagos was Mr Tinubu’s base.
In response, Lagos APC chairman Cornelius Ojelabi urged APC candidates to step up and work together to save the party from collapse.
He urged members of the foundation to come together and assess the plight of the APC.
“Those of you that laboured to face the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), should assemble yourself again and critically assess the situation we now find ourselves in. Today, the APC is at a crossroads as we are transiting from one president to another,” Mr Ojelabi pointed out.
“We all must get it so that what happened to PDP in 2015 will not be our fate.”
According to Mr Ojelabi, Lagos is the only state in the South-West that has consistently contributed votes to the progressives fold since 1999 when Nigeria returned to democracy.
“We have remained consistent in delivering Lagos state to the progressives because we have always voted according to conscience,” noted the Lagos APC chair.
The chairman promised to convey the minister’s message to the leadership of the party in Lagos.
“l am going to convey your message to the leadership of our party that today, I received an August visitor towards the tail end of April and this is his mission,” said Mr Ojelabi.