Bisi Akande to convene meeting with Gbajabiamila, Tinubu, others
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, All Progressuves Congress (APC) leader Bola Tinubu and South-West governors are expected to attend a meeting at the Lagos House, Marina, on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
The meeting convened by a former interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande will be attended by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; his Ogun State counterpart, Dapo Abiodun; Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Others invited to the meeting include: Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum; the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith; a former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade; and former APC South-West Vice Chairman, Pius Akinyelure.
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The invite read in part, “Notice of Meeting: A lot has happened in our country since the last time we met, I hereby formally invite you for a meeting on the state of the nation as follows: Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021. Time: 2pm. Venue: Lagos House, Marina. Lagos. Subject: Review of State of Nation.
“Attendees: Chief Bisi Akande, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Segun Osoba, Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd.), Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Chief Pius Akinyelure, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Kayode Fayemi, Governor Dapo Abiodun, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Former IGP, Alhaji Musiliu Smith.”
Although the agenda of the meeting was not stated, the Punch reports that the meeting was convened to address rising calls for secession in the light of the activities of personalities like Sunday Igboho and others.