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President Buhari

PMB has met with APC, National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other party stalwarts to setltle internal wranglings within the party.

Other people present includes former Interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola and Senator Sola Adeyeye from Osun Central, who are Tinubu’s very close associates.

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There has been no official statement after the meeting but sources said the meeting may have deliberated on the alleged strained relationship between Buhari and Tinubu. The controversy that arose from the APC primaries in Ondo State were also said to be discussed.

The meeting held hours after President Buhari arrived from Germany. Sources said the meeting may have also discussed other pockets of crises in the party.

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First lady Aisha’s outburst on Friday was said to have been as a result of her feeling of marginalisation within the party. Many think she feels that Tinubu and a number of others had been left out in the scheme of things after the inauguration of the new government.

While it could not be confirmed if Aisha’s assertion came up at the meeting, sources told Vanguard, yesterday, that the apparent marginalisation of some of those, who actively campaigned for the APC, may have come up.

APC chieftains laud moves to reconcile Buhari and Tinubu Meanwhile, chieftains of the party, yesterday, lauded moves to reconcile President Buhari and Tinubu.

None of those at the meeting gave any statements as to the real discussions and the conclusions that were made. Also, spokespersons for the respective chieftains declined to make comments.

A member of the Board of Trustees, BoT of the APC, Mr Olisaemeka Akamukalem, however, welcomed the intervention of the three men and called for a functional BoT to tackle such conflicts in the future.

 

Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Sola Adeyeye, said they were in Aso Rock to see the President on national issues. When asked if the visit was at the instance of the President, he declined to make further comments.