Senator Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, has blamed the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress on the rift between National leader Bola Tinubu and National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.
The long-standing animosity between both APC leaders came to play after President Muhammadu Buhari assigned Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved party members.
The WHISTLER recalls that Tinubu had in a letter to Oyegun last month accused the APC Chairman of sabotaging his party reconciliation efforts as assigned to him by President Buhari.
In the letter exclusively obtained by TheCable, Tinubu claimed Odigie-Oyegun breached the spirit of their discussion by “taken it as your own personal ambition to thwart my presidential assignment in these key states” by, for instance, rushing to Kogi state and inaugurating officials “parallel to the officials already heading the state chapter of the party.”
In the letter, dated February 21, 2018, Tinubu lamented saying, “disappointment greeted me when I discovered 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 APC”.
He asked the former governor of Edo state to refrain from taking any more “improper unilateral decisions with regard to the national and state chapters of the party”.
Responding to Tinubu’s accusation, Oyegun pledged his full support to the APC National leader.
However, the end to their rift may not be in sight as both men do not seem eager to sheathe their swords.
Giving his take via Facebook on Saturday, Sani wrote: “The war in APC at the national level is between ‘The Forces of Extension’ from Persia,led by Arch Duke Odigun and ‘Constitutional Troops’ from Rome, led by the Lord of the Admiralty Asiwaju.”