By Lawrence Olaoye and Umar Muhammad Puma Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to head the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts of the party.
In a statement made available to newsmen yesterday by his Senior Special
Assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Tinubu panel was part of ongoing efforts to improve cohesion within the party.
“The assignment will involve resolving disagreements among party members, party leadership and political office holders in some states of the Federation,” he stated.
One of such crisis that the Tinubu committee will have to confront is the Kano APC crisis between the former governor of the state, now Senator, Rabiu Musa Kwankwatso and the current governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Recall that the Presidency has made attempt to reconcile the duo, when on 28th January this year when summoned Governor Ganduje and Senator Kwankwatso over aborted visit to the state by the senator to avert breakdown of law and order.
The Tinubu committee is also expected to resolve dispute in Kaduna State, where there is crisis between Shehu Sani, a Senator representing Kaduna Central and the governor of the state, Mallam Nasir El-rufai.
The committee is also expected to intervene in crisis between Senator Solomon Olamilekan, who represents Lagos Central in the Senate and the governor of Ogun State, Abikunle Amosum.
Olamilekan, who is an indigene of Ogun State, but represents Lagos in the National Assembly, is said to be eyeing the governor’s seat – a move considered by the governor as personal attack.
The Tinubu Committee is also expected to reconcile members in other APC crisis states, such as Bauchi, Kogi and Zamfara states.