A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said on Thursday that the party was not enmeshed in crisis, and therefore, had no differences to settle in the leadership.
“There is no crisis in the party, hence, no fight to reconcile”, he emphasized, shortly after a closed door meeting with, Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, and other members of the committee at his Bourdillon Residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Buni, who is the governor of Yobe State, led other members of the APC National Caretaker Committee to the Lagos meeting with Tinubu.
“We have no differences to be sorted out in the APC; we just had consultation and it is how our party, the APC, would continue to be a progressive party,” Tinubu said, describing the visit of the committee as consultative and not re-conciliatory “since nobody is fighting anybody”.
He added: “There are instances when you disagree, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot discuss it over and be a good example in leadership and politics But the question is, are we committed to building this party and Nigeria? That is what we are all about. We are steering the ship of our nation and our party in the right direction”.
He said the party leadership had trust and respect for the chairman of the caretaker committee and would support him to succeed for the party to continue in its progressive governance of the country.
Governor Buni, who led other members to the meeting, said that the meeting was part of the consultation the committee was making. “You know the task before us is daunting, and we need guidance, experience and prayers from our leaders”.
The host Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, expressed his pleasure to have his colleagues in the state. “It’s been a very fruitful discussion we have had here this evening”.
Other members of the committee in attendance included the chairman of Progressive Governor’s Forum, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; Secretary of Caretaker Committee, APC, Sen. James Akpan Udo-Edehe and Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello.