Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is out to decimate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s influence in the party ahead of the 2023 election.
This is according to the Spokesperson for aggrieved members of the APC, under the aegis of Concerned APC members, Abdullahi Dauda, and an unnamed minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
Tinubu is believed to have his eye on the presidency on APC platform come 2023.
However, the former Lagos governor’s ambition is under threat of a section of his party men who were at odds with his interest.
Dauda in an interview with Punchng.com, said the extension of the Buni-led committee’s tenure and the dissolution of the APC Excos across states, local government areas and wards by the party NEC was a grand plan to throw a spanner in the works of the so-called National Leader of the ruling party’s ambition.
“If anybody said this was not targeted at Tinubu, why did the NEC hold without the usual caucus meeting? Those who planned this whole thing knew that if a caucus meeting was held with people like Chief Bisi Akande and Tinubu himself attending, some of the decisions they took would not have been taken,” he argued.
The paper also quoted an unnamed minister in the camp of Tinubu’s traducers to have said, “In politics, you don’t sleep. You align with people of like minds. You team up to deceive others and bring them together to achieve a pre-determined agenda. That was what we used.
“We were at his (Tinubu’s) mercy when we were looking for power in 2014. He was giving us some unreasonable conditions. But we tarried. We were patient. We knew what we wanted. We were quiet and calm because we never wanted the Peoples Democratic Party to win the Presidency again. But now, the music has changed.”