Tinubu Meets With APC's National Working Committee

Adjust Comment Print

Present at the meeting is the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, as well as APC national chairman John Oyegun and members of the party's national working committee (NWC).

Also speaking to reporters shortly after the meeting, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, explained that the interaction was created to strategise on how to go about the assignment given to Asiwaju by the President.

Welcoming Tinubu to the APC national secretariat, national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said the assignment given to him (Tinubu) by the President was significant to heal the wounds where necessary.

There has not been any signal yet that Tinubu and his team have started the onerous task of uniting aggrieved members of the party since their appointment last month.

Speaking to newsmen shortly before Committee went into a close door session Tinubu said "I am here to consult on the directive of the president who is the leader of our party and the president of the country".

Abdullahi said, "It was an exploratory meeting to strategise on how to move forward".

"We have this party, we all worked hard after the last convention, we had congresses in various wards to elect the party leaders we have at the various levels".

Tinubu observed that many were not aware of the enormity of the challenges because hope and the goodwill of the party enjoyed at inception were very high.

"We have never govern before, but governed the confidence of Nigerians to govern". We have a creed to really serve the country, change and reform the country.

The APC Chieftain said his mission is to seek opinions and advice on the various conflicts within the party both at state or national level, to reconcile and move the party in a cohesive manner, and reposition if any. It is not easy to have those changes implemented like instant coffee.

The national leader said the party needs to look inward and should be repositioned if need be.

"I know you are here to brief us and tell us how you want to proceed and how we can fit into the picture and the way we will take it up, " the chairman added.

"There is no question that there are major issues in the National Assembly, major issues in Kano, Kogi and Benue which is the current challenge, " he said.

"In any case, the APC is already on a death throe, having led the worst government in the history of our nation and will end up as the first party in government at the centre that will be rejected by Nigerians at a second attempt".

Comments