Yabagi Sani, national chairman, Action Democratic Party (ADP), has mentioned that the appointment of Bola Tinubu as Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Reconciliation Committee, would not solve the problems within the party. Sani stated this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in Abuja.
Muhammadu Buhari, president of Nigeria, had on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, appointed Bola Tinubu, one of the national leaders of APC, to lead its consultation, reconciliation and confidence-building committee. The measure was to improve a strong bond within the APC ahead of 2019 general elections.
Tinubu`s assignment would involve resolving disagreements among party members and leaders. It would also involve reconciling political office holders in some APC-controlled states and address the crisis in the party`s chapters in Kano, Kogi, and Bauchi. “Tinubu cannot be a judge in his own case.
Besides, he is the main subject in all the crises in the APC; Nigerians should stop lamenting and join the ADP,” Sani said. According to him, Tinubu is not in good relationship with the John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party even though it has the support of the presidency.
Sani maintained that the crisis within APC was in its foundation and should be tackled from there. Odigie-Oyegun, as National Chairman of the party, had in April 2016, inaugurated two fact-finding and reconciliation committees to look into the crises rocking its chapters in Bauchi and Kogi States.
Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment headed the Bauchi committee, while Chief Tony Momoh headed that of Kogi. While inaugurating the committees at the party`s national headquarters, Odigie-Oyegun had said that members were carefully selected, and were among the elite in the party.
He had added that APC`s leadership was confident that it would deliver on its mandate and charged the committee members to carry their personal prestige and integrity in discharging the assignments.