After Tinubu's 'letter bomb', Buhari meets Oyegun

Carla Harmon
February 25, 2018

Twenty-four hours after a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accused the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, of sabotaging the reconciliation process he's leading, Oyegun met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-doors in the Presidential Villa, yesterday.

"We also believe in the President by appointing Bola Tinubu, our leader to reconcile some aggrieved members of our party. Instead of being a bulwark of support as promised, you positioned yourself in active opposition to the goal of resuscitating the progressive and democratic nature of APC", Tinubu wrote. "Be assure, dear Asiwaju, of my highest regards now and always".

However, rather than address ‎the specific allegations by Tinubu, the party chairman simply pledged his support for the ex-Lagos governor's reconciliation efforts.

Odigie-Oyegun, arrived the Presidential Villa at about 3:00 p.m., holding some documents.

Specifically, Tinubu, in the letter, gave insight into what he discussed with the members of the party's National Working Committee, at a meeting about a week ago and what in specific terms; the party's national chairman did or was doing to undermine the assignment given to him by Buhari.

"The response letter from his boss to Tinubu is a clear evidence that Chief Oyegun meant well for the party, and Nigeria people".

As soon as he sighted the journalists who were waiting for him at their operational base inside the Council Chambers Briefing Room, Odigie-Oyegun increased his pace as he was finding his way out of the premises and "escaped".

But Bello insisted that the governors have confidence in Odigie-Oyegun.

Meanwhile, the entire members of the Adamawa state House of Assembly on Thursday, February 22, passed a vote of confidence on the APC national executive led by Chief Odigie-Oyegun.

He said Buhari was still consulting with Nigerians and would love to hear from citizens before taking a decision on the 2019 presidential election.

"However, a one-size-fits-all method will not work in all the states where some erring members need to be disciplined".

Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida have called on President Buhari not to seek for reelection.

For instance, he said said state governors had shunned corrupt practices because the President remained incorruptible.

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