The former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is currently unhappy over latest developments in the party which has seen him lose grip of the party hierarchy.
Recall that following the party’s NEC meeting in the state house, Abuja; Governors elected on the party’s platform on Thursday took over control of the party after the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) by the National Executive Committee (NEC).
The decision to dissolve the NWC brought division in the party but because of the recommendation by President Muhammadu Buhari, and his support of Giadom.
However, despite opposition from the late Abiola Ajimobi-led NWC that the meeting is illegal, the president, vice president, governors and other party leaders attended the meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Tinubu, on his own part opposed the convening of the NEC meeting, which his loyalist Adams Oshiomole did not also support following his ousting as the APC chairman. However, Tinubu loyalists, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, among others, were in attendance.
Political pundits and analysts in the country speculate that the latest development may hamber Tinubu’s alleged 2023 ambition though Tinubu himself has not confirmed whether he is running.
Speaking with Daily Independent, a credible source in the party, who attended the NEC meeting, said President Buhari and other leaders decided to convene the NEC meeting following the illegality being perpetrated by the Ajimobi-led exco represented by Hilliard Eta.
The source also said the president and other concerned stakeholders are really worried about the multiple crises and litigations decided to wade in and restore normalcy before the situation gets out of hand.
“Many of us who love this party and know the real situation on ground had to inform the president of the need to urgently address this issue and that was why the NEC meeting was approved”.