Presidency Appoints Tinubu to Lead APC Reconciliation Committee

All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been mandated by President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts in the party.
He is to lead others toward mending fences and improving peace within the party.
The party has been riddled with cracks in many states of the country as governors are at loggerheads with some members of the party.
More fierce is the conflict in Kano where Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, have not seen eye to eye in the last two years. Supporters of both leaders have sustained the war of attrition.
In Ondo State, there is a leadership crisis in the party, following the rejection of Hon. Isaac Kekemeke and the elevation of Deputy Chairman Ade Adetimehin to his position.
In Ogun, the preparation for next year’s governorship election appears to be tearing the chapter apart. Supporters of Senator Solomon Adeola, a governorship contender, have alleged marginalisation and oppression by the party leadership. The governor is believed to be backing another aspirant.
In Kaduna, there is an ongoing clash between Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Senator Shehu Sani, who represents Kaduna Central. The senator has also become an ardent critic of the Buhari administration.
In Bauchi, there is a deep gulf between Governor Mohamed Abubakar and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara. There have been efforts to resolve their differences.
In Kogi, Governor Yahaya Bello is up in arms against majority of party leaders and stakeholders who have complained about his style of governance and politics. James Faleke, the running mate to the late governorship candidate Abubakar Audu, has not been factored into the politics of the state.
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu are no friends.
Shittu is seeking the governorship ticket without having anything to do with the governor who controls the party machinery. He has been running a solo campaign for Buhari’s second term.
In Rivers also Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi and Magnus Abe are dagger drawn.
Meanwhile, a two-paragraph statement issued by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, Tuesday, said the assignment will involve resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states of the federation.
The Tinubu committee is expected to reconcile other APC members in states of the federation where the party has been fractured.

Author: News Editor

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