By Dapo Falade
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has debunked the insinuation that there are cracks within the party as he said there were no issues or crisis to be resolved.
Tinubu spoke on Thursday night after a closed door meeting with the chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni and other members of the party at his residence at Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Buni, who is the governor of Yobe, led other members of the APC National Caretaker Committee to the Lagos meeting with Tinubu, amid speculations that the party was divided over some issues.
Tinubu however declared that there was no differences to be sorted out in the party, adding that “there is no crisis in the party, hence, no fight to reconcile.”
”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,” he said.
According to the former Lagos State givernor, the APC caretaker committee was a consultation and not reconciliation committee since nobody is fighting anybody.
”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,” Tinubu said.
The APC chieftain however said politics without seeming media crisis would be less interesting, but added: ”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,” Tinubu said.
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.
The committee chairman, Governor Buni, said the meeting was part of the consultation the committee was making, adding: “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 and disclosed that” It’s been a very fruitful discussion we have had here this evening.”