Tinubu, others move to resolve APC crisis before convention

By Gabriel Omonhinmin

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has begun moves to see how he could join other stakeholders to resolve the party’s lingering crisis before its convention in Abuja.

Tinubu, according to a source close to the politician, who pleaded anonymity, began reaching out to other APC stakeholders across the country, immediately after he concluded his consultation tour of the South-West Region, in preparation for his presidential campaign.

The source said because of the seriousness with which the APC power broker is taking his resolve to put the crisis behind him, before the party’s Match 26, 2022 convention, he could not physically attend the presentation of staff office to the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadan, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Senator Mohud Olalekan Ishola Balogun Aliwo Aliu Okunmade II in Ibadan.

He stressed that ordinarily Tinubu would never have missed such an important ceremony in Yoruba land. Instead, Tinubu sent a high-powered delegation headed by a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro, to represent him at the ceremony, The Trumpet gathered.

The source who could not confirm whether or not the APC delegates to the national convention will elect its presidential candidate for the 2023 elec- tion at the March 26 event in Abuja, said Tinubu is, however, prepared for whatever antics anyone might want to come up with there. He stated: “What is at stake now is for APC to have a rancour-free and successful convention.

Tinubu as a party leader, who has laboured so hard alongside others to put APC together and has over the years ensured cohesion among party leaders across the country, can’t at this time fold his hands, and allow all that he has worked for go down the drain.

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That’s why he’s doing all within his powers to ensure the APC National Convention holds as scheduled.” In another development, the 36 state governors, at the weekend, reached an agreement that one of them either from the APC or the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) must emerge as the country’s President next year.

But a source said “the resolution of the Nigerian Governor’s Forum is self- ish and undemocratic,” adding: “some of these governors have forgot- ten so soon, it was some people, who laboured so hard and put their lives and resources on the line for this democracy to be attained. Let us therefore, wait and see how they are going to achieve this selfish agenda of theirs.”

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