The Chairman of the Interim Committee of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, on Thursday, July 2, led the Committee members to the national leader of the party, Aswaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Governor Mala Buni and his team were in Lagos to see Tinubu in their quest to achieve reconciliation in the party and to support all stakeholders in their quest to unify the party after the tumultuous period seen recently.
Kebbi Governor Atiku Bagudu and his counterpart from Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also attended the meeting. The Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator Akpan Udo-Edehe, was also present.
According to Buni’s spokesperson, Mamman Mohammed, the meeting charted a new course for the party as they prepare for the convention.
Addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, Tinubu said the meeting was a consultation to move the party forward following the recent disagreements among some aggrieved members.
He, however, denied any report of differences or rancour, although he said there was no way there would not be dissent in a political association.
On his part, Governor Buni said: “Tinubu is a founding father of this party and one of our leaders. That is all I can say for now.”
The committee had earlier visited Osun state to meet the former interim chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande.
Tinubu recently rejected insinuations that the dissolution of the APC National working Committee (NWC) put an end to his supposed presidential ambitions in 2023.
In a statement sent to reporters on Saturday, June 27, the national leader of the APC said that those who make these assumptions “have appropriated colorful epitaphs of the death of 2023 of supposed political ambitions that have not even been born yet.
“The respected Lagos politician said that he worked for the APC and has no problem with personal sacrifice for the ruling party.
Tinubu has been the subject of ridicule in the past few days, as some political commentators say his presidential ambitions in 2023 have been crushed.
Dokun Ojomo wrote on Twitter: “no amount of advertising or Public relations cosmetics will save Tinubu in 2023.”
Fatima Adu wrote: “Tinubu is a deeply corrupt man who has held Lagos in thrall for more than 20 years. I always knew that his fierce ambition made him a vulnerable pawn in the hands of the Fulani oligarchy.
But in addition to its deactivation, we see Arewa’s determination to remain in power in 2023.