- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu cannot be dislodged in South-west politics
- This is the submission of Honourable Abayomi Ayeola
- Ayeola is the chairman, Lagos state caucus in the House of Representatives
The member representing Ibeju-Lekki Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Abayomi Ayeola has stated that no one upstage the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu as the kingmaker of South-west politics.
In an interview with Daily Sun, Ayeola who is also the chairman, Lagos state caucus in the House of Representatives, said plots to upstage Tinubu in the region ahead of the 2019 general elections will fail.
Responding to a question about the seeming distrust among APC leaders in the build up to 2019 elections and the effect on Tinubu's leadership, Ayeola said:
“There is no challenge from anywhere. No challenge. None. You can’t come and force me out of my house. It’s not possible. Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is up to the task.”
Asked if the outcome of the Ondo election is a pointer to insinuations that Tinubu is losing his stronghold on the region, Ayeola responded:
“Yes, there were differences of opinion; that was a situation where some leaders of the party felt there was foul play, hence they called for another primary election, but the national chairman said what we have had was okay.
“That ordinarily does not mean that the party is divided. The way I look at it may be different from the way you look at it.
“Eventually, we worked together and we won. Was it not APC that won in Ondo State? That could not have been an individual’s work. It was a collective effort. That we have different opinions does not mean anything.”