As the party – or a section of it – continues to attempt to impose its will on others, it is becoming clearer that President Muhammadu Buhari has successfully innoculated himself from the shenanigans going on in the APC in the name of party supremacy. This report will show that only a few individuals, intent on imposing their will, are responsible for the generation of heat in the polity.
Former Vice President and presidential aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar and national leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
BETWEEN A GUBER CANDIDATE AND NATIONAL LEADER
Pin-drop silence! That was it. The encounter between one of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from Lagos, and a gubernatorial candidate of the party, who had served as minister during Olusegun Obasanjo’s tenure, ended abruptly. The leader had attempted to cause the realignment of interests and expectations. Having clinched the party’s ticket in this very strong North-West state, which used to serve as capital of old Northern Region, the former minister was told to ensure that the first runner up to him should be awarded a senatorial seat as compensation.
The former minister would have none of that. His explanation was that some individuals were already far afield in the campaigns for the Senate and candidates had even emerged for the three senatorial zones of the state and, therefore, substituting another candidate with the loser in another different contest would go against the grain of natural justice, adding that such a voyage in autocracy comes with the consequence of disrupting the activities of the party.
To that explanation, the APC stalwart charged, invoking his status as a big man in the party that must be respected.
The former minister, known for his principled firmness, charged back: “Please, this is not your state in the South West where you people fix things. What do you know about the politics of our state that it would now be within your remit to determine who goes for what? Please stop it!”
Source: VanguardDescription: This is the story of how the All Progressives Congress, (APC) shot itself in the foot. Whereas some individuals, very familiar with anointing individuals to fill positions irrespective of the sensibilities and sensitivities are involved, the national stage, which has its own fervor, appears confounding…