While Odigie-Oyegun took his case to President Muhammadu Buhari, some party youths protested Tinubu’s call on Odigie Oyegun to resign from office.
The crisis in the party blew open recently when Tinubu, in a statement, called for the resignation of the party chairman.
The bone of contention was the party’s governorship primary in Ondo State, which produced Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu as the candidate for the November 26 governorship election in the state.
Tinubu had faulted Oyegun for overruling the decision of the party’s National Working Committee that upheld the Appeal Committee's recommendation for the cancellation of the primary.
On Tuesday, however, Odigie-Oyegun took his grievance to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The meeting between the President and the party’s national chairman, who is also a former governor of Edo State, was held behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking with State House reporters at the end of the meeting with Buhari, Oyegun said Tinubu was too harsh on him. He, however, said the situation between the two of them could not be described as a rift but a difference of opinion.
“There is no rift with Asiwaju. We have difference of opinions, difference of perception and I think that is normal. Yes, I agree that the nature of the (Tinubu’s) statement was a bit harsh,” he said.