- The APC leaders seem to be closing ranks again after a turbulent period
- The newly constituted caretaker committee of the party has visited one of the APC founding fathers, Bola Tinubu
- Addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, Tinubu said the meeting was a consultation to move the party forward
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Chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni on Thursday, July 2 led members of the committee to visit the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Governor Buni and his team were in Lagos to see Tinubu in their bid to achieve reconciliation in the party and carry all stakeholders along in their quest for unifying the party after a turbulent period witnessed recently.
Kebbi governor, Atiku Bagudu and his Lagos state counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu were also at the meeting. Secretary of APC caretaker committee, Senator Akpan Udo-Edehe was also present.
According to Buni’s spokesperson, Mamman Mohammed, the meeting charted a new course for the party as they prepare for the convention.
Addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, Tinubu said the meeting was a consultation to move the party forward following the recent disagreements among some aggrieved members.
He, however, denied any report of differences or rancour, although he said there was no way there would not be dissent in a political association.
On his part, Governor Buni said: “Tinubu is a founding father of this party and one of our leaders. That is all I can say for now.”
The committee had earlier visited Osun state to meet the former interim chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.
Tinubu recently dismissed insinuations that the dissolution of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) has ended his purported 2023 presidential ambition.
In a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, June 27, the APC national leader said those making the assumptions “have assigned colourful epitaphs to the 2023 death of an alleged political ambition that is not yet even born.”
The respected Lagos politician said he has toiled for the APC and have no problem with making personal sacrifices for the ruling party.
Tinubu has been a subject of mockery in the last few days as some political commentators say his 2023 presidential ambition has been quashed.
Dokun Ojomo wrote on Twitter: No amount of advertisement or public relations cosmetic will safe Tinubu in 2023.
Fatima Adu wrote: Tinubu is a deeply corrupt fellow who has been holding Lagos in bondage for more than 20 years. I've always known his rabid ambition renders him a vulnerable pawn in the hands of the Fulani oligarchy. But beyond his deactivation, we're seeing Arewa's resolve to stay in power in 2023.
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