Lack of Father Figure Like Buhari? Senate president Reveals why Opposition Parties are Disunited

Lack of Father Figure Like Buhari? Senate president Reveals why Opposition Parties are Disunited

  • Senate President Ahmad Lawan has opened up on what maybe the cause of the disunity in other political parties
  • Lawan on Thursday, March 24, noted it may be because they lack a father figure just like President Muhammadu Buhari
  • The APC chieftain described Buhari as a father, adding that the president ensures disagreements are settled and everybody remains united

The other political parties in Nigeria are “probably” disunited because they lack a father figure like President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Cable reports that this is the position of Senate President Ahmad Lawan after meeting the leadership of the national assembly ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention.

Muhammadu Buhari, Senate president, opposition parties, disunited, Ahmad Lawan
Senate President Ahmad Lawan says opposition parties lack a father figure like President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo credit: @DrAhmadLawan
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Lawan speaking on Thursday, March 24, described Buhari as a father that ensures disagreements are settled among party members, and everybody remains united.

The senate president went on to note that in the APC there is a father and president who will ensure that the party continues to remain united. Channels TV added

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He said.

“Well, I don’t want to be very partisan. But of course, when you have a father in the family and a mother, then you’re likely to have a stable family. And when you have only one or none in the family, you are not likely to be successful, the family is likely to be disunited, and that is what other political parties probably are facing."

APC convention: What to do with monies of candidates who step down, Buhari gives order

In a previous report by, Buhari gave a standing order that should be carried out before the long-awaited national convention of the APC.

During his meeting with APC governors in Abuja on Wednesday, March 23, the president said expression of interest and nomination forms monies of candidates who step down must be refunded to them immediately.

Buhari said:

“Your Excellencies. With the convention only two days away I implore you to come together and sort out all the remaining party positions so that within the next 24 hours we can arrive at a unity list that we can take to the convention."

Convention: APC has no time for gimmicks, says Mala Buni

Meanwhile, the caretaker chairman of the ruling APC Mai Mala Buni said the party is focused and has no time for media gimmicks or mind games.

Buni who has been a point of controversy over the past few weeks following rumours that he has been fired by President Buhari maintained the party will not be swayed by any form of distractions.

He made this known via a press statement issued by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed on Wednesday, March 23.


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