As the people of Edo and Ondo states prepare for the forthcoming governorship elections, the two major parties, the APC and the PDP, have been involved in political intrigues, especially regarding the choices of the flagbearers. 
In the ruling APC, the incumbent governors, Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, are interested in the second term while other forces in the party want other candidates.
On Sunday, May 31, nine APC governors, including Obaseki and Akeredolu, met with with the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.

Their goal was to seek the support of the APC leader to prevail on the party leadership to give Obaseki and Akeredolu the right of first refusal.
Tinubu, however, reportedly refused to grant the APC governors' request as he allegedly told Obaseki and Akeredolu to go and test their popularities at the primary elections.