Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday shunned the presentation of three books written in honour of the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, .
Similarly, most of the members of Fashola’s cabinet as well as his two former deputy governors and members of the State Executive Committee of the APC were absent at the presentation T
The books titled, ‘In Bold Print’, ‘The Lagos Blowdown’ and ‘The Great Leap’ were authored by Fashola’s media aide, Mr. Hakeem Bello; and Mr. Dapo Adeniyi..
The presentation was to have taken place on May 15 when Fashola was still the governor but postponed due to logistics problems.
Although the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, sent a representative, Prof. Tunde Samuel, the book presentation was in sharp contrast with that of the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.
At Amaechi’s book presentation, which held three months ago in Lagos, Tinubu, Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Governor Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Governor Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Governor Samuel Lalong (Plateau), Governor Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun; Chief Bisi Akande, former Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, and many others attended the ceremony.
The absence of former governors and leaders of the party renewed speculations that all was not well between Fashola and his former boss, Tinubu.