by Stanley Azuakola
Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, is determined to do everything within his power to ensure that Nigeria’s newest political party succeeds in its mission. And that involves uniting all opposition elements.
For some time the CPC has been enmeshed in crisis. Two factions have emerged in that party founded by Gen. Mohammadu Buhari.
So on Monday in Abuja, Tinubu, met with the leaders of the faction which wasn’t part of the APC merger. At the end of the meeting, Tinubu said the meeting was “delicious” and that the faction has agreed to come on board.
They agreed, according to him, to reconcile for the sake of “the newly formed All Progressives Congress.”
The factional chairmen, Senator Rufai Hanga, said he was willing to withdraw his suit from the court.
The CPC, ANPP, ACN and APGA last Thursday merged to form the APC after a long merger talk between the parties.
Speaking with newsmen after the meeting, Tinubu said the parties were meeting in the interest of the people.
“How do you ask a politician not to meet? We are meeting in the interest of our various objectives. To me, I am working in the interest of Nigeria and particularly in the interest of APC
“I am a committed individual and we are in a committed group surrounded by people of vision, conviction and great commitment.
“It would succeed. Our rivals will not want it to succeed; that is part of the political intrigues and environment particularly in Africa, but we will work hard at it in the interest of this country.”