- APC national leader Tinubu has said the ruling party does not have any differences to reconcile
- Tinubu said this after meeting with the chairman and members of the party's caretaker committee in Lagos
- The former Lagos governor said the committee is a consultation and not reconciliation committee since nobody is fighting anybody
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The national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, has declared that the ruling party has no crisis that will necessitate reconciliation.
Tinubu said this after having a closed-door meeting with the chairman of the party's caretaker committee, Governor Mala Buni, and other members in Lagos, Premium Times reports.
The former Lagos governor said “there is no crisis in the party, hence, no fight to reconcile.”
"We have no differences to be sorted out in the APC; we just had consultation and it is how our party, the APC, would continue to be a progressive party,” he said.
Legit.ng gathers that the Buni who is also the governor of Yobe led other members of the APC national caretaker committee to the Lagos meeting with Tinubu.
The APC leader explained that the committee is for consultation and not reconciliation since there is no crisis in the party.
Tinubu also mentioned that the ruling party is steering the ship of the nation in the right direction.
He said that the party leadership had trust and respect for the chairman of the caretaker committee and would support him to succeed.
Also speaking after the meeting, Governor Buni said the meeting was part of the consultation the committee was making.
Recall that Tinubu had earlier dismissed insinuations that the dissolution of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) had 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.”
He continued: “At this extenuating moment with COVID-19 and its economic fallout hounding us, I cannot see as far into the distance as you. I have made no decision regarding 2023 for the concerns of this hour are momentous enough.
“During this period, I have not busied myself with politicking regarding 2023. I find that a bit distasteful and somewhat uncaring particularly when so many of our people have been unbalanced by the twin public health and economic crises we face.
“I have devoted these last few months to thinking of policies that may help the nation in the here and now. What I may or may not do 3 years hence seems too remote given present exigencies.”
Tinubu said he is taking advantage of his political connections to offer policy ideas, both privately and publicly, where he thinks he might help.
He noted that he will continue in that trajectory for the immediate future, adding, “2023 will answer its own questions in due time.”
The respected Lagos politician said he has toiled for the APC and have no problem with making personal sacrifices for the ruling party.
According to him, as long as the party remains true to its progressive, democratic creed, he is ready to make such sacrifices whether now or in the future.
Tinubu has been a subject of mockery in the last few days as some political commentators say his 2023 presidential ambition has been quashed.
The members of the APC caretaker committee had earlier met with the former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.
Akande, who also chairs the party’s national reconciliation committee, was a former governor of Osun state.
A source said the chairman of the caretaker committee, Governor Buni, led a delegation to Ila Orangun, which is the country's home of Akande.
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