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Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by dre11(m): 9:08am On Nov 16
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the APC had on June 25, 2020, dissolved its National Working Committee (NWC) where Tinubu and his associ­ates had a clear majority.

They lost the battle as the management of the party structure is now in the hands of a caretaker committee and state governors who are bat­tling to reassert their control over the party’s machinery.

Although the general view is that Tinubu will run for the presidency in 2023, but he has not announced any such inten­tions.

Sources said the former Lagos State governor now ex­periences serious rivals in the party.

The divisions in the party are said to be led by the camps of Nasir el Rufai, governor of Kaduna State and Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Trans­port on one side; and deposed chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, on the other.

Other factions within the party include Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu; Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi and Works Minister, Babatunde Fashola.

All the warriors are said to be modest about their am­bitions, but many have their eyes on the 2023 general polls.

“Don’t forget that an Abuja High Court ruling on March 5, 2020, which ordered Oshiom­hole to obey his suspension by his ward in Edo State, opened the fault lines of the APC pitching its governors against Tinubu.

“Tinubu is known to have installed Oshiomhole and has being his back bone, shielding him from the party’s ambitious state chief executives who see the national chairman as a stumbling block to their 2023 presidential aspirations.

“With the court ruling, be­lieved to have been procured by proxy by the governors, the stage was set for an epic battle with the national leader,” said a party chieftain who does not want his name published.

He added that the party “quickly moved to avert a power vacuum that the court ruling would have created, an­nouncing the approval of nom­inations into vacant positions in the NWC.”

The Caretaker/Extraor­dinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC warned last week that the main aim of dissolving the immediate-past NWC of the party will be de­feated if the party goes into a national convention in a crisis.

The Deputy National Pub­licity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in a statement, said the focus of the committee is on achieving and sustaining lasting unity, peace and reconciliation in the party ahead of the planned na­tional convention of the party.

He spoke against the back­drop of a groundswell of opposition by APC members against an alleged plot to ex­tend the tenure of the commit­tee beyond December.

Also, the Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Lukman, on Thursday, described those op­posed to the planned member­ship registration/revalidation exercise, as political bandits who were desperate to install surrogate leaders.

In a statement titled, “Cam­paign against Membership Registration in APC: A Smoke­screen for Surrogate Leader­ship,” in Abuja, Lukman, noted that claims by some party lead­ers that the mandate given to the caretaker committee didn’t include membership registra­tion, were being dishonest.

He said, “In this age of banditry, it will appear that some of our so-called leaders are as skillful in politics as the criminal bandits ravaging our communities – towns and vil­lages. We must appeal to these so-called leaders to come back to their senses. For anybody to claim our party’s membership, not even emerge as a leader, the legal standing of such a person must be beyond suspect.

“One will expect any leader of the party with any claim of being a progressive or even democratic politician to wel­come the need to have member­ship registration/verification ahead of the APC National Convention.

“In fact, even after member­ship registration/verification, before we can satisfy that there are legal delegates for any Na­tional Convention, APC would require Ward, Local Govern­ment, and State Congresses.

“These congresses need to hold ahead of the National Convention to affirm that the delegates to attend the National Convention have the authority of party members.”

The PGF DG further ex­plained that the debate ought to be about how to conduct both the membership registration and congresses in ways that would assist in resolving the lingering leadership crisis in the party.

He, however, said, “Sadly, it would appear that it is the old challenge of ensuring that the party remained with cri­sis-prone approaches based on some tight-fisted control of par­ty structures by some leaders.

“This means, the design is not about laying a strong foun­dation for the party based on which the rules of the party are the reference point but in­stead ensuring that the party is controlled by some designated leaders whose only objective is to manipulate the process of candidate selection for elec­tions.

“These so-called leaders advocating for APC to have National Convention without going through the process of membership registration/ verification simply want to plant their surrogates as the new leaders of the party. To achieve that, false arguments are being presented that the National Convention of the party doesn’t require mem­bership registration.”

President Muhammadu Buhari, had on Tuesday gave the Buni Committee to go ahead with the registration and revalidation exercise.

The 13-member caretaker committee, headed by Yobe State Governor, Mala Buni, was given six months to com­plete its assignment, including organising a national conven­tion for new leaders to emerge and also to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.

Due to the perceived inac­tion of the committee to roll out a timetable for the con­vention, a group, Concerned Members of the All Progres­sives Congress, warned the caretakers not to stay beyond December.

It also threatened to ap­proach the court for interpreta­tion of the party’s constitution, especially the composition of the committee, which it said violated section 17 (4) of the party’s constitution.

Reacting to the develop­ments in the party, Nabena said: “It is important that the APC conducts its planned national convention to pro­duce the party’s national leadership as a united house. Otherwise the main aim of constituting the committee following the dissolution of the immediate-past National Working Committee (NWC) will be defeated.

“The planned nation­wide registration, update, revalidation of the party’s membership register will undoubtedly cement the APC’s political and numeri­cal status as Nigeria’s largest political party.

“Also, the committee has resuscitated the party’s inter­nal dispute resolution mech­anisms and has set up recon­ciliation committees for Oyo, Edo, Ondo, Imo, Ogun and Ek­iti among other states chapters with reported disputes.

The committees are already meeting with the key stake­holders in the various states and have achieved substantial reconciliation in many states.”

Nabena said ahead of the planned APC national con­vention and the 2023 general elections, stakeholders should continue to support the com­mittee’s efforts to unite the par­ty in order to make it formida­ble enough to consolidate on its national governing status and landmark achievements.

He added that the ruling party must not go into a na­tional convention and general elections in crisis.

“We should take it one step at a time and ensure that the ongoing national reconcilia­tion process being undertaken by the committee is sustained, successful and continues to yield results,” he added.

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by bolaayenimo: 9:08am On Nov 16
He lost out long time ago

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Redoil: 9:14am On Nov 16
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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Redoil: 9:15am On Nov 16
violence has become the other of the day in nigeria the more violent you are the more respected you will be in our region here in south west

The youth should not accept any narrative that makes them look inferior to other humans. Yes, they may be young but not inferior. That someone has cornered public resources or is lucky to have a lot of resources at his disposal does not make him smarter or better than you.

A situation where our youths succumb to picking crumbs or peanuts for less than dignifying roles in the society should be discouraged. A situation where you are recruited as thugs to rig elections and attack opponents reduce you individually and collectively. It is not just that the politicians regard and treat you as touts, but you aid them to cheat you and your hapless parents.


You worship them as if they were gods and do their bidding just for pittance.


(Southwest Politicians see what you have turned the south west youth to Agberos, motor pack thieves and touts)

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by pyyxxaro: 9:15am On Nov 16
He has lost already


Sanwo-Olu don finally help am sink e presidential aspiration

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by obami007(m): 9:18am On Nov 16
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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by FarahAideed: 9:21am On Nov 16
Lose control?

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Ekakamba: 10:12am On Nov 16
He should be carefool. When Osho lost control, this happened. grin tongue

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Wassapviews: 10:13am On Nov 16
Who e help

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Racoon(m): 10:13am On Nov 16
Power or being in the corridors of power is just a transient phenomenon.Empire have risen and fallen.If only mortals will appreciate this startling reality.

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Zico5(m): 10:13am On Nov 16
This Buhari is truly a bad leader. How could someone forget that history will never forget ur evil deeds. After all there is life after presidency. To be sincere, the northern oligarchy are as wicked as their common herdsmen. They believe they owe no one any apology in their dealings. South West will surely think we'll before taking any step pertaining to northern issue in the nearest future.

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Openbusiness: 10:13am On Nov 16
I have been so engrossed in politics matter discussion both local and intl since like 1 week now. Nawa sad. Abeg lemme take a break. All dis cho cho cho cho wey I don talk like parrot, e don do. Pls if anybody see me talk politics again for the next 2 weeks, abeg juz post hot slap emoji reply my post. Person wey carry politics for head too mush fit die of migraine headache. Am tired sad

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Afam4eva(m): 10:14am On Nov 16
Not like he controls the party currently. They just call him the leader of the party out of his contribution to the election of Buhari. They will remove him when they deem it fit.

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by stag: 10:14am On Nov 16
I have nothing against Tinubu as a person, but as president, his elitist polices in Lagos will be replicated in the entire country. As if that won't be bad enough, he'll continue using state resources enrich himself & his cronies.

Tax, tax & more tax has always been way to go in Lagos, he will simply replicate it nationwide.

One thing that still baffles me is how Federal roads in Lagos were allowed to be demarcated in such a way that 50% of the road meant for everybody is diverted to generate revenue for 'state onwed' BRT and it's operators.
Half of the roads in traffic prone routes are dedicated to the handful BRT buses. Buses that are very much less than 1% of all vehicles in Lagos, while the whole lot of the 99% struggle for the rest 50%. If it is truly for the interest of the masses, then all commercial passenger buses should be allowed to ply those lanes too.


Nepotism; Buhari put all his people in major positions, everybody dey shout? Wait for Tinubu

Tinubu needs to shed more power for the benefit of Lagosians, especially.

undecided

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Lewisalexander(m): 10:14am On Nov 16
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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by oluwaseunamos33(m): 10:14am On Nov 16
he don loose already

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Quality20(m): 10:14am On Nov 16
Yes we Igbos will take over de party

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by 9jayes: 10:15am On Nov 16



When's Jubril going back to Sudan? Or have they given him dua citizenship?


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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Zyxzzzz: 10:15am On Nov 16
who wan even vote for am or support am self, who e epp undecided.

Only a coward will support that useless man

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Omezif(m): 10:15am On Nov 16
He is not even interested and he's in regret, as his master on seat has already confused and deceived him.

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Nigeriabiafra80: 10:15am On Nov 16
Who cares
They should just divide for peace

Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by BestOfTheBestX(m): 10:15am On Nov 16
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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by SpecialAdviser(m): 10:15am On Nov 16
While Buhari plunge our country in an everlasting debt and spring up all manner of anti people policy, Tinubu should be the least of our worry.

God will punish Tinubu and Buhari for all the evils they committed against Nigerians.

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Soarr(m): 10:16am On Nov 16
Mtchew
So a mod had to ban my first account till dec3
And my second account till March 2021? That's nice..
About tinubu, him egungun don dance thong song by sisqo enter express..
2023 will be very interesting for all these politicians..
They should do and sign the social media bill so we can know how they are going to campaign in 2023. Shey won ni won o ni sense ni..

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Bobotic(m): 10:16am On Nov 16
Motives already exposed!
#EndBadGovernment

Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Teewhy2: 10:17am On Nov 16
He lost it with Oshiomole during the EDO battle.

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by backnbeta(f): 10:17am On Nov 16
He's only in control when they need him, otherwise he's just a figurehead leader undecided

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Splitmind: 10:17am On Nov 16
See what IPOB has done. angry

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Fussion1000(m): 10:17am On Nov 16
Provided he has not lost already

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Re: Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle by Godada: 10:17am On Nov 16
cheesy

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