APC Crisis: Tinubu, Oyegun Cross Swords

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has taken an even bigger turn as the national leader and lead trouble shooter, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has accused the national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun of causing instability in the ruling party.

In a letter dated February 21, 2018, Tinubu decried Oyegun’s penchant for making unilateral decisions which have proven detrimental to he party’s quest for peace.

The former Lagos State Governor also blamed Oyegun for the rumpus in the Kogi, Kaduna and Adamawa chapters of the party, Vanguard writes.

Tinubu in his letter titled, ‘Actions and Conduct Weakening the Party from Within,’ said: “those who were entrusted with positions of high responsibility within the party seemed unable to handle the success given to them. Little attention has tendered the principles upon which this party was formed and pursuant to which it was presented to the public as an alternative to the cynical politics of the PDP”.

He bemoaned reports of lack of fairness and openness since 2015, leading to crises in the states, while also slamming “allegations of self-induced crisis resulting from merchandising of internal processes.”

Tinubu said despite his recent visit to the Chief Odigie-Oyegun led National Working Committee NWC, the vision of a reconciled ruling party is still not shared by many at the top.

“Disappointment greeted me when I discovered out that you had swiftly acted in contravention of the spirit of our discussions. Instead of being a bulwark of support as promised, you positioned yourself in active opposition to the goal of resuscitating the progressive and democratic nature of the APC. As a party, we have strived to be the best, present hope for the nation. Yet, your goal appears to be something of a lesser pedigree”.

In the letter that was copied to the president, vice president, Senate President, and speaker of the House of Representatives, Tinubu said Oyegun’s inaction led to the festering crisis in other states, saying the chairman is yet to cooperate with him on other pertinent issues.

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