The former Ogun governor invited his successor to join the newly formed All Progressives Congress.
Two former Ogun State Governors, Segun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel, known to be sworn political enemies, on Friday exchanged friendly banters contrary to the expectations of many guests at the burial of Oluwole Awololo in Ikenne Town of Ogun State.
The possible erasure of their political differences took place at the church service held at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Ikenne.
Mr. Daniel, who arrived the church five minutes after Mr. Osoba, was allocated a seat next to his predecessor. The duo soon engaged in what looked like a friendly chat. At some point, their conversation attracted the attention of one of the grandson of late Obafemi Awolowo, Segun, who joined the two governors in conversation and then a round of spontaneous laughter.
When Remi Tinubu, a Senator and wife of former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, arrived and was ushered to a seat between Messrs Osoba and Daniel, she jokingly asked not to divide them, adding that she would prefer instead to sit next to the duo.
Mrs. Tinubu, a Senator under the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), also jokingly invited Mr. Daniel, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, into the All Progressives Congress, a coalition of four parties including the ACN. She encouraged him to invite his colleagues and former governors, Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Segun Oni, who were also at the burial to join in the cross-carpeting to APC.
In support of Mrs. Tinubu, Mr. Osoba added his voice, telling Mr. Daniel that APC, at present, is what is biblically called Noah’s Ark, hence, opportunity for him to “join the Ark to a promised land in 2015.”