Reports say presidency may have launched a probe into the loss by the All Progressives Congress, APC of Oyo and Ondo States in penultimate Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
In Ondo State, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate Atiku Abubakar won with a margin of 34,132 votes while he won with 1,461 difference in Oyo State.
A source in the Presidency confided in The Vanguard that the president was “particularly piqued by the outcome of the election in the two states, especially Ondo state where the governor had assured him that all was well.
He said the circumstances leading to the ‘below the belt performance’ would be investigated.
The source added “Some of us saw this coming many months back when the governors of the two states were behaving as if they own the party.
“But as a government, we decided to lie low to see if the issues involved could be amicably resolved.
“But from all indications, it has been shown to all that both Governors Akeredolu and Ajimobi, rather than strengthening the party, are busy destroying it with their ego problems and the results have so established this fact.
“Nothing can be more disappointing than what Mr. President got from the two states, especially Ondo state where both the governor and the Southwest coordinator of the presidential campaign, Olusola Oke ought to have worked together as a team.”