ABUJA, OCTOBER 17, 2016 – President Muhammadu Buhari, in a move to resolve the crises currently ravaging the All Progressives Congress, APC, met with some close associate of the party’s National Leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu behind closed at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Buhari who returned from a three-day working visit to Germany over the weekend immediately went into the meeting with close associates of the former Lagos State governor, who included, former Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola and Senator Sola Adeyeye from Osun Central.
APC has been in crises since the conduct of the Ondo State primary election that saw the emergence of former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu as the party’s flag bearer in the November 26 governorship election in the state.
Following Akeredolu’s emergence, Tinubu had demanded the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for allegedly overruling the party’s National Working Committee, NWC’s recommendation asking for the cancellation and conduct of a fresh primary poll in the state.
Meanwhile, both Tinubu’s men and the President were said to have discussed the alleged strained relationship between Buhari and the APC National Leader and the internal wrangling within the ruling party in regards to the Ondo State election, Vanguard reports.
While Buhari was in Germany, his wife, Aisha had lamented that some people who did not work for the President’s emergence were occupying sensitive positions .
Aisha’s comment was perceived in certain quarters to be referring to the apparent sidelining o