Following President Muhammadu Buhari meeting with the National
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John
Odigie-Oyegun on Friday, the chairman has pledged support for Asiwaju
Bola Tinubu’s mandate to reconcile aggrieved persons in the ruling
Tinubu had written Buhari a letter accusing the chairman of sabotaging
peace efforts within the party.
The chairman met with President Buhari on Friday afternoon at the
presidential villa Abuja and sources familiar with the development
stated that Tinubu’s letter to the president prompted the meeting.
“Let me once again formally congratulate you on the peace making
assignment Mr. President has entrusted you with. It is most
challenging but I believe you will ultimately justify the confidence
reposed in you by Mr. President. In this you have my fullest support.
“Be assured, dear Asiwaju, of my highest regards now and always,”
Odigie-Oyegun wrote according to The Nation, a national newspaper
founded by Tinubu.
The APC is facing its worst political crisis since it took power in
2015. The infighting amongst members at various levels if not resolved
will cause the party to suffer irreparable loses in the 2019 general
“The APC is its own opposition. If the infighting within our party is
unchecked soon, it will be a disastrous general elections for us,” a
ranking member of the party told THEWILL anonymously.