Published: Sun, February 25, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Tinubu: APC govs, members, stand with Oyegun, says Bello

Tinubu: APC govs, members, stand with Oyegun, says Bello

Hints of what PDP has in stock to "wage the battles" may have informed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to raise the Tinubu Reconciliation Committee, and overrule the National Chairman the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on the way forward for the party.

The meeting with Buhari is believed to be an opportunity for Odigie-Oyegun to respond to the concerns Tinubu expressed. Although details of the closed-door meeting between Buhari and Odigie-Oyegun are yet to be availed members of the public, what is clear from the events of the last few days is that all is not well with the APC, unfortunately at the highest level.

Tinubu had among other allegations accused the party chairman of unilaterally constituting a parallel party executive council in Kogi State.

He said: "We the governors and majority of APC members have confidence ‎in our national chairman Chief John Oyegun".

Bello, in an interview with State House correspondents on Thursday evening after the meeting the governors had with the President at the villa, noted that some errant party members must be disciplined, despite the reconciliation efforts.

Tinubu had suggested that Odigie-Oyegun was not similarly persuaded, contending that the national chairman was apparently incapable of measuring up to his leadership responsibility.

Sundiata Post recalls that Tinubu had in an eight-page letter, dated February 21, 2018 titled, "Actions and Conduct weakening the party from within", accused Oyegun of undermining his peace efforts towards reconciling frayed nerves within the All Progressives Congress.

"However, a one-size-fits-all method will not work in all the states where some erring members need to be disciplined".

The governor said, "We discussed so many issues that affect the nation, our party and Mr. President's ambition to run for the 2019 presidential election". He however pledged to "fully support" the efforts of Tinubu.

Bello also stated that APC governors are backing Buhari for a second term because the president had done well so far and had put fears in state governors about corrupt practices.

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